April 30, 2012
Shakespeare

The strange case of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the Supreme Court of Injustice

Do we ever sit back and really appreciate what has happened in Japan? Only 400 days ago, the previous more immature versions of our past selves might have scoffed and laughed at any…

Federal regulators have said it's unlikely the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant will restart before fall because of the extensive inspections and repairs needed.  OPPD Chief Nuclear Officer Dave Bannister said the utility knows there is more work to do to get Fort Calhoun ready to restart.

Fort Calhoun Supervisor tests positive for drugs during random test

Power Reactor Event Number: 47870 Facility: FORT CALHOUN Region: 4 State: NE Unit: [1] [ ] [ ] RX Type: (1) CE NRC Notified By: ROBERT KROS HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH Notification Date: 04/27/2012 Notification…

A Florida group is fighting back against a law that allows Juno Beach-based Florida Power & Light Co. and other electric utilities to collect money from customers for new nuclear plants regardless of whether the plants are ever launched. FPL customers are facing additional charges for improvements at FPL's (The utility which operates Turkey Point) nuclear plants as well as costs for future upgrades.

Supervisor tested positive for drugs during random test

Power Reactor Event Number: 47869 Facility: TURKEY POINT Region: 2 State: FL Unit: [3] [4] [ ] RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP NRC Notified By: ADRIAN GONZALEZ HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO Notification Date: 04/27/2012…

RHR System Enformable

Kewaunee redundant safety equipment rendered inoperable due to through wall leak

Event Number: 47871 Kewaunee BOTH TRAINS OF RESIDUAL HEAT REMOVAL DECLARED INOPERABLE “At 1742 EDT on 04/27/2012, while in Mode 5, both trains of RHR (Residual Heat Removal) were declared inoperable due to…

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