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Illegal immigrant employed with subcontractor conducting construction work at Palo Verde Nuclear Station

An individual employed with a construction project sub-contractor arrived at the Security Owner Controlled Area (SOCA) of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, and was detained by security officers after presenting a fake drivers…

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$134 million in costs to restart Fort Calhoun to be spread out over 10 years

As the escalating costs of downtime and repairs at Fort Calhoun continue to pile up, the OPPD Board of Directors has approved a plan to spread out the cost over a period of…

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Supervisor at Saint Lucie fails fitness for duty test after positive alcohol test

FITNESS FOR DUTY – CONTRACT SUPERVISOR TESTED POSITIVE FOR ALCOHOL A non-licensed contract employee supervisor had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee’s access to the plant has…

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Edison to submit SONGS restart plan to NRC next month

Edison International told Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane that they would send the agency a letter by the end of the first week of October outlining the root causes of the problems…

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Quebec to shut down nuclear power in province

Quebec’s new government will not proceed with a multibillion-dollar refurbishment of the province’s lone nuclear reactor 100 kilometers northeast of Montreal, and instead will shut it down after 30 years of operations.  The…

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Scientists baffled by discovery that “cobwebs” on spent nuclear fuel is actually bacteria

Savannah River scientists have confirmed that a material resembling a cobweb which was found to be growing on spent nuclear fuel in the L Basin, is actually a form of bacteria with DNA…

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Supervisor at Grand Gulf confirms positive for drugs in follow-up fitness for duty test

CONFIRMED POSITIVE FITNESS FOR DUTY TEST On Friday, August 31st, a non-licensed employee supervisor had a confirmed positive for illegal drugs during a follow-up fitness-for-duty test. The employee’s access to the plant has…

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San Onofre Reactor 2 to be subject of cost-benefit analysis

Like the rest of the year, August 2012 has been a tumultuous rollercoaster for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.  The utility announced that Unit 3 was no closer to restart and that…

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Exelon shuts down nuclear construction plans due to uneconomical markets

Exelon has informed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it is withdrawing its Early Site Permit application for a new nuclear construction project in Texas.  The continuing plunge of natural gas prices, economic conditions,…

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Three Mile Island Unit 1 Suffers Reactor Coolant Pressure Boundary Leakage

The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, operated by Exelon Nuclear Generation near Londonderry, Pennsylvania, was forced to shutdown and depressurize the Reactor Coolant System in order to stop a leak. The leak…

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Two employees fail fitness for duty test at V. C. Summer

A non-licensed contract employee supervisor and a non-licensed contract employee committed a Fitness-For-Duty policy violation. Construction area access for both contract employees have been suspended, and the licensee has initiated an investigation. Contact…

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OPPD to turn over control of Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station to Exelon for duration of operating license

In an essential move to reopen the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant, the Omaha Public Power District directors voted to negotiate a 20-year contract with Exelon to hand over control day-to-day operations of…

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Licensed supervisor fails fitness for duty test at Waterford

A licensed employee supervisor at the Waterford nuclear power plant confirmed positive for alcohol during a random fitness for duty test. Waterford is operated by Entergy Nuclear and is owned by Entergy Louisiana, Inc. Source: NRC…

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Palisades Suffers Reactor Coolant Pressure Boundary Leakage

Palisades nuclear power plant owned and operated by Entergy Nuclear in Covert Michigan, suffered yet another black eye Sunday, August 12, 2012. On that morning operators determined that an Unidentified Reactor Coolant leak existed,…

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Fermi supervisor confirmed positive for alcohol during a for cause fitness-for-duty test

A supervisor at the Fermi nuclear power plant is reported to have confirmed positive for alcohol during a for cause fitness-for-duty test, and subsequently the employee’s unescorted access has been terminated. The Fermi…

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Supervisor at Plant Vogtle confirmed positive for alcohol during follow-up fitness for duty test

Power Reactor Event Number: 48136 Facility: VOGTLE Region: 2 State: GA Unit: [3] [4] [ ] RX Type: [3] W-AP1000,[4] W-AP1000 NRC Notified By: HOWARD MAHAN HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER Notification Date: 07/26/2012 Notification…

The 636 MWe GE BWR unit first came online on December 1st, 1969, making it the oldest operating nuclear power plant in the United States.

Oldest operating nuclear power plant in the United States experiences loss of offsite power

Just before 03:30 am this morning, Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Station (60 miles east of Philadelphia, PA, and 30 miles from Atlantic City, NJ),experienced a loss of offsite power, and a full reactor…

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NRC Issues Confirmatory Action Letter to Palisades Nuclear Power Plant

The Palisades nuclear power plant returned to service last week after being shut down for the last four weeks due to leaks from an aluminum water tank which holds 300,000 gallons of critical…

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More alarms sound at the Ohi nuclear power plant during Reactor 4 restart

The first alarm sounded around 6:20 p.m. Sunday evening, and indicated a rise in pressure in the pressurizer relief tank for the primary coolant system. The primary coolant system (also called the Reactor…

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Neglected Secondary Non-Safety Related Systems Bring About Unnecessary Unit 2 Shutdown

“Being stingy with their maintenance causes unnecessary plant shutdowns and generates waste.” MANUAL REACTOR SCRAM DUE TO LOWERING CONDENSER VACUUM – Event 48097 – July 12, 2012 – Nine Mile Point Unit 2 “On…

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