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For the second time in a week, the FitzPatrick nuclear power plant in Oswego County shut down unexpectedly today, this time because of a fire. The plant shut down automatically at 3:55 a.m. after a fire broke out in the plant’s main transformer, according to a press release from owner Entergy Nuclear. The fire was extinguished at 6:32 a.m., the company reported.
On June 30, 2012, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) completed an inspection at your James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant (FitzPatrick). The enclosed inspection report documents the inspection results which were discussed on July 20, 2012, with you and other members of your staff. The inspection examined activities conducted under your license as they relate to safety and compliance with the Commission’s rules and regulations and with the conditions of your license. The inspectors reviewed selected procedures and records, observed activities, and interviewed personnel. The report documents two self-revealing findings of very low safety significance (Green). Both of these findings were determined to involve violations of NRC requirements. However, because of the very low safety significance and because they are entered into your corrective action program, the NRC is treating these findings as non-cited violations (NCVs) consistent with Section 2.3.2 of the NRC Enforcement Policy.
Originally posted by timetothink
reply to post by davcwebb
I think they should air on the side of caution and shut this puppy down for a full inspection, just like they with bridges etc.