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Thu Oct 8, 2015, 07:28 AM Oct 2015

Nuke plant never addressed 1992 safety advisory

Source: WCVB

Emergency shutdown procedures reviewed this week after oversight discovered

Operators of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth have put workers on fire watches after acknowledging that it never addressed a federal safety advisory dating back more than two decades.

The Cape Cod Times reported Wednesday that Pilgrim officials were reviewing emergency shutdown plans this week when they discovered the oversight.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission warned U.S. nuclear plants in 1992 that in the unlikely event of a fire in a control room, systems could short-circuit and prevent a remote reactor shutdown.

NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan says until the underlying problem is corrected, workers are being stationed at two locations to watch for any sign of fire.


Read more: http://www.wcvb.com/news/nuke-plant-never-addressed-1992-safety-advisory/35713692

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(5,402 posts)
2. All US nuclear plants have containment structures
Thu Oct 8, 2015, 08:35 AM
Oct 2015

The absence of a dome (which I suspect would be inadequate for some folks, regardless) does not mean there are no containment structures.


(323 posts)
3. "Oh, I forgot" may be a legitimate excuse for an individual but not for a corporation.
Thu Oct 8, 2015, 08:45 AM
Oct 2015

taking corporate personhood too far.


(2,282 posts)
4. I believe this plant was built at the same time and under the same plans as Fukushima's.
Thu Oct 8, 2015, 09:37 AM
Oct 2015

We have a problem here.



(15,882 posts)
5. "stationed at two locations to watch for any sign of fire." < Will they take pics like DemoTex? n/t
Thu Oct 8, 2015, 09:44 AM
Oct 2015
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