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Water leak forces shutdown at Pennsylvania nuke

Allentown, Pennsylvania’s The Morning Call reported yesterday: A water leak forced the shutdown of PPL Susquehanna nuclear power plant Unit 1 early Saturday morning. PPL Susquehanna, a subsidiary of PPL Corp. in Allentown, described the problem in a press release … Continue reading

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NRC Event Reports: What’s the deal with all the open doors?

Last week, there were incidents involving loss of containment at the Oyster Creek and Limerick nuclear power plants due to doors being left open. Today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Reports page contains two more loss of containment incidents. The … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactor scrams in Pennsylvania, New York, Texas and New Jersey; excess radiation in Minnesota, a fire in New York, a toxic gas release in Ohio and a drunken supervisor in Florida

This post is kind of lengthy, as I haven’t been able to get around to looking at Event Reports for a couple of weeks. Here’s the news: 1. Early in the morning of Friday, November 9, operators at the Susquehanna … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Radiation indication halts restart of Georgia reactor and another example of why colocation is a bad idea

Some things from this morning’s Nuclear Regulatory Event Reports: 1. Yesterday afternoon, while attempting to restart the Unit 2 reactors, operators at the Hatch nuclear power plant in Georgia noticed that one of the Intermediate Range Monitors (IRM) was spiking. … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactor shutdown, bad welds and overlooked Fitness for Duty tests

It’s Monday morning, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission website has a slew of Event Reports from the weekend: 1. As I previously posted, Monticello nuclear in Minnesota developed a problem over the weekend. The reactor shut itself down automatically on … Continue reading

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NRC Event Reports: A reactor shutdown, failure of a safety system and worker exposure

Three incidents from this morning’s NRC Event Reports: 1. Unit 1 at Seabrook in New Hampshire¬†is in Hot Standby following an automatic reactor trip yesterday afternoon. The reactor shut down because of low steam generator water levels. The Emergency Feedwater … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania nuke reports deficiency in Fitness for Duty program

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission requires that all commercial nuclear power plants in the United States establish a program to identify potential drug or alcohol problems through a Fitness for Duty¬†system that requires the facilities to randomly test employees for substance … Continue reading

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