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Update on Peach Bottom feedwater issue: NRC approves increase in maximum power after next refueling outage

The NRC’s timing couldn’t be worse.

As I told you earlier today, the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania reported that the Emergency Service Water system that provides cooling water in the event of an accident was inoperable. 173 more words

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Event Report: Peach Bottom gets NRC approval to continue operating, despite leak in safety system

The Peach Bottom nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania reported that both trains of the Emergency Service Water (ESW) system were inoperable “due to a pin-hole, through wall piping leak.” The leak was discovered Saturday afternoon, and affects the safety of both reactors at the site. 243 more words

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