Tag Archives: Tennessee

Event Reports: Earthquake felt on-site at Arizona nuke, Fitness for Duty failures in Pennsylvania and Tennessee, alarm failure reported in Illinois and high winds felt at Iowa nuke

Some items from this week’s Events Notification Report page on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website: 1. On Saturday night, Arizona’s Palo Verde nuclear power declared an Unusual Event after an earthquake was felt on-site. The shaking was the result of … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Failed Fitness for Duty reports in four nuclear power plants

Four nuclear power plants reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the last two weeks that employees had failed Fitness for Duty screens for drugs or alcohol. Alcohol was the culprit at Sequoyah in Tennessee and at Browns Ferry in … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactors shut down in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Tennessee, and another alcohol-at-work incident; Minnesota incident involves small fires in both Emergency Diesel Generators

(Just a note on the above illustration: It’s from a gallery of Power Plant Trading Cards at: http://www.industcards.com/. I don’t make this stuff up, I just make fun of it.) Some items from this week’s NRC Event Reports page: 1. … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Three nukes shut down (or should have been) over weekend; toxic gas release, high temperature, stuck control rod assembly to blame

1. Friday morning, operators at the Watts Bar nuclear power plant in Tennessee declared an emergency and issued a Notice of Unusual Event (NOUE) for the facility’s sole reactor. The NOUE was the result of the detection of a toxic … Continue reading

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Event Report: Small explosion in switchyard at Tennessee nuke

The Sequoyah nuclear power plant in Tennessee reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that a small explosion had taken place in the electrical switchyard on Sunday morning. The plant declared a site emergency and issued a Notice of Unusual Event. … Continue reading

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Construction errors halt construction of new Tennessee nuke; Workers removed parts from operating reactor

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported today: TVA has ordered an unpaid safety work stoppage at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant for about 1,000 contract workers after finding cables had been erroneously removed from Unit 1 — the operating reactor — … Continue reading

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Event Report: Tritium contamination reported at Tennessee nuke

In October, the Sequoyah nuclear power plant in Tennessee drilled two new monitoring wells “in an area known to have contained previously reported releases of tritium….” Yesterday, Sequoyah reported tritium levels “greater than 20,000 pCi/L which is the threshold for … Continue reading

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