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Wake County Nuke Plant Shut Down

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posted on May, 16 2013 @ 11:02 AM
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Just saw this on breakingnews.com




Local/State Wake County nuclear plant shut down Updated at 11:55 AM today Shearon Harris nuclear plant near Raleigh, N.C. Shearon Harris nuclear plant near Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo) Tags: wake county, local/state Comment Now Email Print Report a typo ShareThis via email, AIM, social bookmarking and networking sites, etc. RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Duke Energy Progress has shut down the Shearon Harris nuclear plant near Jordan Lake in southern Wake County after an inspection revealed early signs of corrosion and cracking in the reactor vessel - which contains the plant's nuclear fuel. The plant - which began operations in 1987 - is located in New Hill, about 20 miles southeast of Raleigh. Officials said the quarter inch crack was not all the way through the reactor vessel wall and there is no indication any radioactive material escaped. "Initial evaluation indicates that the flaw is not through wall and there is no evidence of leakage based on inspections performed on the top of the reactor vessel head during the spring 2012 refueling outage. Operators are shutting down the unit to make the necessary repairs. There is no impact to the health and safety of employees or the public," read a report on the incident on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission website.


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Well, what a coincidence this is. Any thoughts on this?


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posted on May, 16 2013 @ 11:14 AM
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Something up in the Carolina's?
See this event at the Catawba plant.

p.s. your link is slightly broken. Should be ABC
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posted on May, 16 2013 @ 11:53 AM
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all things are contingent...and then there is chaos



posted on May, 17 2013 @ 02:37 PM
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You should look at the one's in Brunswick county N.C. they have to turn one off patch it turn the other on, then patch the other and turn the other off a constant leap frog shut down for maintenance... both are in such a sad state of disrepair that neither one can stay online for long without requiring repairs... eventually just slapping on these patches... instead of rebuilding with newer and better materials and tech, is going to come back and bite us all in the ass. Less profit in building newer so they just keep patching the old ones, when concrete is falling of the things and all the pipes for the cooling towers are rusting through... patches are not the way to go.
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posted on May, 17 2013 @ 03:03 PM
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Gulp...I'm 1/2 mile away from the GE nuclear fuels plant in Wilmington, NC...the laser uranium enrichment plant...THE ONLY ONE ON THE PLANET...all these other places completely surround me now.

Not cool.



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 12:03 PM
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It's silly isn't it. Don't they realise the cost of not doing it? Now I'm being the silly one, they really dont care.



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 12:07 PM
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Chances are you will be fine but if anything does happen don't be the fool that awaits instruction. Even a small problem should be a great prompt to visit family elsewhere.



posted on May, 21 2013 @ 03:42 AM
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There's no more money to be made in improving it; when they have a minor or major melt down, they can always scape goat it... we didn't have funding blah blah blah and pass the buck, we tried but no one listened/wanted it.

You know the disease I am talking about; how no one can take responsibility... we will just make a lame excuse hope it sticks then skip to a loo my darling off scott free? While the people it really matters to are stuck with the resultant issues and problems while such people were at the helm... happens everyday in every sector public and private.




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