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Event Reports: The things you’ll find out when a reactor is shut down….

Three items from today’s Event Notification page on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website: 1. Last Friday, as technicians were conducting a series of tests on the Unit 2 reactor at Texas’ Comanche Peak nuclear plant, “it was determined that (a … Continue reading

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Event Report: Transportation accident (You know. The thing that never happens.)

On Friday, November 22, 2013, a truck carrying two radiography cameras crashed near Andrews, Texas. The initial report on the NRC website provided few details: “On November 22, 2013, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] received information from … Continue reading

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Update on NRC Event Reports: Comanche Peak restores offsite power and Hope Creek reactor crashes on restart

  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Reports page has updates on two items that I told you about yesterday:   First, the Comanche Peak nuclear powerplant in North Texas restored offsite power to both reactors, which had been on emergency diesel … Continue reading

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NRC Event Report: Two North Texas reactors on emergency power after cable supplying offsite power is cut

Wednesday afternoon, operators at the Comanche Peak nuclear power plant in North Texas declared an Unusual Event for both the station’s reactors after offsite power was lost. The Emergency Diesel Generators for both reactors started automatically when offsite power ceased. … Continue reading

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Update: Comanche Peak expansion suspended

I wrote on Monday that the attempt to expand Texas’ Comanche Peak nuclear power plant was in trouble due to an unexpected shutdown of Unit 2 during testing, a negative safety report from the Government Accountability Office and a looming bankruptcy deadline. … Continue reading

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Lots of bad news for a nuke that wants to expand….

  This day started out with a visit to the NRC Event Reports page where I found out that last Friday night, the Unit 2 reactor at the Comanche Peak nuclear power plant tripped during testing. The automatic shutdown occurred … Continue reading

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Useful fact buried in puff piece about nuclear snow

 Mark Johnson, chief meteorologist for Cleveland’s News Channel 5, posted this today:  “… have you ever heard of nuclear power plant snow? Well it happened recently in western Pennsylvania. The Doppler radar from the nearby National Weather Service Office in … Continue reading

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