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Nuclear Reactor Emergency Shutdown In Russia

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posted on Oct, 28 2006 @ 04:46 PM
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NPP reactor 2 at Leningradskaya nuclear power plant near St. Petersburg, Russia, was shut down today because of an emergency situation caused by a storm. They say radiation levels at the plant and the surrounding areas are "normal".




RIS Novosti: Two units operational at Russian NPP after emergency shutdown

28/ 10/ 2006



NPP reactor No.2 was stopped after an emergency shutdown of its two turbo generators due to a 350-KV high-voltage cable short circuit, which the company said was caused by heavy winds.

"An emergency situation was caused by a storm which hit the region," the spokesman said.

The company said in a statement that background radiation at the plant and surrounding areas is normal.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

I didn't know that a storm could cause an emergency situation at a nuclear power plant. This was not a hurricane, but just a storm. Btw, this storm passed over Denmark and Sweden yesterday. I hope they do tell us the full story this time. They didn't tell the world about Chernobyl until after Sweden detected the radiation and set off the alarm...

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posted on Oct, 28 2006 @ 04:53 PM
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They really need a refresher course on Nuclear reactors 101. Chernobyl was just horrible. I hope nothing like that ever happens again.



posted on Oct, 29 2006 @ 03:39 AM
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Here are more details:


MosNews: Nuclear Reactor Shut Down in Northern Russia, No Threat of Leak — Officials

28.10.2006



Rosenergoatom said there was no radiation leak from the unplanned shutdown at the Leningrad nuclear power plant’s No. 2 unit — the second shutdown to hit the plant in a week. The company did not say what caused the short circuit. Severe weather in the St. Petersburg area has caused some flooding in the city, and there have been reported power outages throughout the region. The emergency system stopped two turbine generators due to sludge coming into the condenser’s pipes, before shutting down the reactor altogether, the company said.

Last Friday, the automatic safety system shut down the same reactor for unknown reasons.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


And here is an article about the storm just before it passed Sweden. The storm turned out to be weaker than predicted, at least it was when it passed Denmark.


The Local - Severe storms batter Sweden

27th October 2006



The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) has issued a Class 3 warning for Västerbotten and northern Ångermanland in the north of the country. This is the highest warning level, which means a risk for very extreme weather conditions and major disruptions to important public services.

The storm is however no longer predicted to rival Gudrun, which paralysed parts of southern Sweden in January 2005.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.



posted on Oct, 29 2006 @ 04:22 AM
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Russian powerplants are notorious for their lack of safety precautions. If the reactor is Scraming by itself, thats not a good sign. It may indicate an unknown problem with the reactor. I would hate to see what condition that reactor is probably in.



posted on Oct, 29 2006 @ 04:05 PM
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Bit of trivia for you guys:

When the do an emergency shutdown of a reactor its called a SCRAM or SCRAM'ing. Anybody know what it standos for?

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Super
CRitical
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WHen the US first got a workign reactor going as part of the Manhattan project. Some poor soul had to sit on the top of the thing with an axe to cut the control rod cables to stop the reaction if something went wrong



posted on Oct, 29 2006 @ 04:44 PM
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I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing, it means whatever safety measures they had in place worked and there was no catastrophic disaster.

I would still like to know more exactly what did happen to cause this though, I agree a normal storm shouldn't cause a nuclear power plant to shutdown.



posted on Oct, 29 2006 @ 06:41 PM
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Originally posted by FredT
Bit of trivia for you guys:

When the do an emergency shutdown of a reactor its called a SCRAM or SCRAM'ing. Anybody know what it standos for?

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Super
CRitical
Axe
Man

WHen the US first got a workign reactor going as part of the Manhattan project. Some poor soul had to sit on the top of the thing with an axe to cut the control rod cables to stop the reaction if something went wrong


thought it was Safety Control Rod Axe Man



posted on Oct, 29 2006 @ 07:00 PM
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This is the Sosnovy Bor Power Plant I am guessing.

This particular nuclear power plant is using the same reactors and the same basic systems as were used in Chernobyl. I believe this is the only active nuclear power plant in Russia still using those unreliable systems. There has been much talk and protest recently to shut it down or at least replace the reactors. Sosnovy Bor power plant is considered the one of the most dangerous and unreliable in the world I heard. But they have some of the highest ranked specialists in Russia working there, so I am hoping they have made improvements to safety.


In 1992 there was a major radiation leak there (nothing compared to Chernobyl though), and just in 2005 3 people were badly injured when a pipe ruptured due to high pressure.

Article on the 2005 accident:

www.msnbc.msn.com...



posted on Oct, 29 2006 @ 07:08 PM
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Originally posted by ewan

Originally posted by FredT
Bit of trivia for you guys:

When the do an emergency shutdown of a reactor its called a SCRAM or SCRAM'ing. Anybody know what it standos for?

...................


Super
CRitical
Axe
Man

WHen the US first got a workign reactor going as part of the Manhattan project. Some poor soul had to sit on the top of the thing with an axe to cut the control rod cables to stop the reaction if something went wrong


thought it was Safety Control Rod Axe Man


Or Safety Cut Rope Axe Man, depending on who's acronym you ascribe to



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