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Event Reports: Flooding shuts down Nebraska nuke, electrical problems close unit in Minnesota and a Texas nuke issues a report on invalid diesel generator activation after a couple of months

From today’s NRC Event Notification Report page:

1. The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska began a controlled shutdown of the facility’s nuclear reactor as the National Weather Service issued a warning that the Missouri River would rise above the station’s allowable flood stage. 159 more words

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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 fire safe shutdown) cable was routed through a cable tray that was not designed to have a fire safe shutdown barrier.” The Event Report said that this routing “created an unanalyzed condition that significantly degrades plant safety.” Compensatory measures have been taken. 99 more words

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