Tag Archives: Wisconsin

Regulatory hurdles might prevent Kewaunee from re-opening

As I told you last week, a Chicago engineering and energy consulting firm is attempting to purchase the closed Kewaunee nuclear power plant. There are some major obstacles to that occuring, however, as the Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Herald Times Reporter spelled … Continue reading

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Zombie nuke? Wisconsin nuclear plant may not be as dead as previously thought

Over a year ago, it looked as if the Kewaunee nuclear power plant in Wisconsin would close permanently in 2013. Now, there is a possibility that the plant may stay open. As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal reported yesterday: A Chicago … 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: Rad waste casks fail to meet standards, operator fails Fitness for Duty test in Wisconsin

  Two items from this morning’s NRC Event Reports page:   1. Energy Solutions notified the Nuclear Regulatory that two types of shipping cask that it provides to the nuclear industry failed to meet technical specifications for some acciddent scenarios. Energy … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactor problems apparently drive nuclear supervisors to drugs

(This is what happens when I get busy trying to earn a living and don’t check the NRC Event Reports every day.) Here’s a summary of some of the incidents reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the first three … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Toxic gas in Wisconsin nuke, an oil spill in Michigan, a dead bald eagle in Virginia and a reactor scram at another Michigan plant

Four items from today’s NRC Event Reports: 1. Wednesday evening, the Point Beach nuclear power plant in Wisconsin declared an Alert due to toxic gas in a vital area room. During a maintenace run on the plant’s emergency diesel generator, exhaust … Continue reading

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Event Reports: A reactor shuts down in Illinois, reactor coolant system fails a seismic test in Nebraska, and a drunker operator is suspended in Wisconsin

  Some items from this morning’s NRC Event Reports:   1. Yesterday afternoon, operators were testing the Unit 2 reactor at the Quad Cities nuclear power plant in Illinois. The unit’s main generator automatic voltage regulator had been upgraded during … Continue reading

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