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Transformer explodes at NY nuke plant; no one hurt
By CRISTIAN SALAZAR Associated Press © 2010 The Associated Press
Nov. 7, 2010, 11:21PM

NEW YORK — A transformer exploded at the Indian Point nuclear power plant Sunday night, leading to an automatic emergency shutdown of one of its reactors, authorities said. No one was injured and no radioactive materials leaked.

The explosion happened after 6:30 p.m. and triggered an alert at one of the plant's two main electrical transformers, said officials with Entergy Corp., the plant's owner. An alert is the second-lowest of four classification levels for emergency events.

The alert ended at around 10:20 p.m., but workers would continue to monitor the transformer, Entergy spokesman Jim Steets said.

The affected reactor, Indian Point 2, would remain offline until investigators determined the cause of the explosion, Steets said. The reactor began operating in 1973 and generates about 1,000 megawatts of electricity.

The plant's other main reactor, Indian Point 3, was operating normally, he said. Indian Point 1 was shut down in 1974 because the emergency core cooling system failed to meet regulatory requirements.

It was the second shutdown within the hour at an Entergy-owned plant.

The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant in Vernon, Vt., shut down at about 7 p.m. after workers detected radioactive water seeping from a leaky pipe in the complex.

The cause of that leak wasn't immediately known. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said the public wasn't in danger.

NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan called the two shutdowns "complete coincidence."

He said the risk of a radiological emergency at Indian Point were mitigated by the transformer being located outdoors on the power production side of the plant, not the nuclear side.

The plant's fire brigade responded but did not report any flames, Sheehan said. Foam was sprayed as a precaution to prevent flare-ups.

The Indian Point plant is located in Buchanan, about 25 miles north of New York City.

In 2007, a transformer failure and fire led to the unplanned shutdown of Indian Point 3.
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Vt. reactor shuts down after leak

Updated: Sunday, 07 Nov 2010, 9:03 PM EST
Published : Sunday, 07 Nov 2010, 9:03 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -  The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant has begun an unscheduled shutdown so technicians can fix a leak where radioactive water is seeping from a pipe leading to the reactor.

Plant spokesman Larry Smith said the reactor was taken out of service about 7 p.m. Sunday. He said it will take about 13 hours for the reactor to cool down enough for technicians to enter the area where the repair needs to be made.

The leak spotted earlier Sunday is coming from a pipe 24 inches in diameter, and is not seeping outside the complex into the environment. Smith said there's no threat to public health or safety.

The plant provides electricity to the New England Power Grid. The shutdown is not expected to affect electric services.

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Re: "Complete coincidence" 2 nuke plants by same company shut down in 1 hr
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2010, 11:55:03 am »

NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan called
the two shutdowns "complete coincidence."



Yes, I've heard of those coincidence theorists: tin-foil-hat-wearing believers in all things coincidental.

I suppose if they had cooked up some 'event' for the DRILL they just had, they might have to remove some of the apparatus needed for the DRILL - especially if they made a last-minute decision to ABORT. That may have required taking two nuclear plants OFFLINE at the SAME TIME.


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Re: "Complete coincidence" 2 nuke plants by same company shut down in 1 hr
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2010, 12:55:46 pm »
Nuclear drill puts national focus on Kings Bay
The exercise will last until Wednesday and will likely impact traffic near the base.

November 6, 2010 - 12:00am

http://jacksonville.com/news/georgia/2010-11-06/story/nuclear-drill-puts-national-focus-kings-bay

By Gordon Jackson

ST. MARYS - As many as 1,800 military and civilian personnel from across the nation will participate in a simulated nuclear weapon incident at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base beginning today.

While the majority of activity will be on base, residents living near Kings Bay will be affected by the drill. They can expect to see emergency vehicles, especially today, driving to a local hospital. Residents may also see smoke and hear loud noises coming from the base.

Capt. John O'Neill, commanding officer at Kings Bay, described the drill as a national-level exercise involving all branches of the military, the FBI, local public safety officials and medical personnel.

"We'll look at the initial response and coordination of all the agencies," O'Neill said.

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Base exercise simulates disaster

MILITARY AND CIVILIAN personnel will participate in an emergency response drill this weekend on and near Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.
By Johna Strickland Rush
Published: Friday, November 5, 2010 10:44 AM EDT

Nearly 2,000 military and civilian personnel will participate in a multi-agency emergency response drill this weekend on and near Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.

http://www.tribune-georgian.com/articles/2010/11/05/news/top_stories/1topstory11.5.txt
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Re: "Complete coincidence" 2 nuke plants by same company shut down in 1 hr
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2010, 10:06:43 pm »
Entergy facing new challenges at Indian Point and Vermont Yankee
February 15, 2010 by Dan Yurman

Entergy (NYSE:ETR) must feel that more than a few people got out of the wrong side of the bed this week as it pursues relicensing of two nuclear reactors in New York and one in Vermont. At the Indian Point plant In New York, a combination of unrelated setbacks from technical and financial regulators are making sleepless nights for company managers. At the Vermont Yankee plant, minor leaks of Tritium have raised the profile of a former whistleblower with nuclear engineering expertise who now has the state legislature listening to his recommendation about whether to support relicensing of the reactor.

In New York the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission delayed the review of the environmental section of the license review in response to new information submitted by the utility. At the same time, the New York State Public Service Commission issued a staff report which said the utility’s proposed spin-off of six reactors was not in the public interest.

In Vermont nuclear engineer Arnie Gunderson, 61, has become the new best friend of State Senate Leader Peter Shumlin (D-Windham). He’s paying Gunderson $47,000 to review nuclear plant technical issues about relicensing Vermont Yankee and he’s showering the former whistleblower with praise for the work.

According to the Burlington Free Press for Feb 15, Shumlin said, “Arnie Gundersen is the only person who’s been right about Vermont Yankee every time.”

Not everyone shares this view. The Free Press reports that Vermont Public Service Commissioner David O’Brien told the newspaper Gunderson isn’t always right and, “… is eager for attention and barrages officials with accusatory questions.”

READ MORE HERE: http://theenergycollective.com/TheEnergyCollective/58999



Only 4 days before this transformer explosion.  This press release was out:

http://www.elp.com/index/display/article-display/5870133246/articles/electric-light-power/generation/nuclear/2010/11/Entergy_Corp__exploring_sale_of_Vermont_Yankee_Nuclear_Plant.html



The Plant in Vermont had a tritium leak; the one in NY had transformer explosion.

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Re: "Complete coincidence" 2 nuke plants by same company shut down in 1 hr
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2010, 10:11:08 pm »
Entergy facing new challenges at Indian Point and Vermont Yankee
February 15, 2010 by Dan Yurman

Entergy (NYSE:ETR) must feel that more than a few people got out of the wrong side of the bed this week as it pursues relicensing of two nuclear reactors in New York and one in Vermont. At the Indian Point plant In New York, a combination of unrelated setbacks from technical and financial regulators are making sleepless nights for company managers. At the Vermont Yankee plant, minor leaks of Tritium have raised the profile of a former whistleblower with nuclear engineering expertise who now has the state legislature listening to his recommendation about whether to support relicensing of the reactor.

In New York the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission delayed the review of the environmental section of the license review in response to new information submitted by the utility. At the same time, the New York State Public Service Commission issued a staff report which said the utility’s proposed spin-off of six reactors was not in the public interest.

In Vermont nuclear engineer Arnie Gunderson, 61, has become the new best friend of State Senate Leader Peter Shumlin (D-Windham). He’s paying Gunderson $47,000 to review nuclear plant technical issues about relicensing Vermont Yankee and he’s showering the former whistleblower with praise for the work.

According to the Burlington Free Press for Feb 15, Shumlin said, “Arnie Gundersen is the only person who’s been right about Vermont Yankee every time.”

Not everyone shares this view. The Free Press reports that Vermont Public Service Commissioner David O’Brien told the newspaper Gunderson isn’t always right and, “… is eager for attention and barrages officials with accusatory questions.”

READ MORE HERE: http://theenergycollective.com/TheEnergyCollective/58999



Only 4 days before this transformer explosion.  This press release was out:

http://www.elp.com/index/display/article-display/5870133246/articles/electric-light-power/generation/nuclear/2010/11/Entergy_Corp__exploring_sale_of_Vermont_Yankee_Nuclear_Plant.html



The Plant in Vermont had a tritium leak; the one in NY had transformer explosion.

You gotta be f-ing shitting me!

4 days later? Someone trying to either sabotage the deal or lower the price?

You would think the MSM would investigate this more than a Yemeni outbound UPS plane when everyone knows that UPS does not have any planes out of Yemen. I mean really, WTF!
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Re: "Complete coincidence" 2 nuke plants by same company shut down in 1 hr
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2010, 11:57:45 am »
Wake nuclear reactor loses coolant.
Monday, November 08, 2010

WAKE COUNTY (WTVD) -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says there was a coolant loss incident at the Shearon Harris nuclear plant in Wake County on Friday.

The agency says the plant lost cooling to a reactor core while performing a maintenance test on the main generator relay panel.

The reactor's safety systems responded as expected and cooling was restored within three minutes.

Operated by Progress Energy, Shearon Harris is located near New Hill - close to Jordan Lake. It began producing electricity in 1987 and generates power for 550,000 homes.

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=7771127