Posts Tagged ‘ Millstone ’

Connecticut power plant cited for 3 minor safety violations

Aug 13th, 2014 | By

Federal inspectors cited the state’s nuclear plant on Tuesday for three minor safety violations, including a worker who inhaled radioactive material. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it found three violations of “very low safety significance” in a quarterly inspection of the Millstone Power Plant on June 30. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut power

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Millstone 2 reactor shut down to fix faulty pump

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

One of the two reactors at Connecticut’s Millstone nuclear power plant has been shut down because a problem with a water pump. It was not clear Monday when Millstone 2 would be back online. For more on this story, visit: Millstone 2 reactor shut down to fix faulty pump | WTNH.

Unit 3 at Millstone back to full power

Jun 8th, 2014 | By

Unit 3 at the Millstone Power Station returned to 100 percent capacity for electricity production on Thursday, 11 days after it was automatically shut down due to a short in the transmission lines that power plant operating systems, Millstone spokesman Ken Holt said today. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Unit 3

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NRC to do special inspection at Millstone

Jun 4th, 2014 | By

Millstone spokesman Ken Holt said a five-member inspection team from the NRC arrived Monday morning and is expected to spend at least a week investigating the shutdowns of the two reactors May 25. For more on this story, visit: The Day – NRC to do special inspection at Millstone | News from southeastern Connecticut.

NRC to do special inspection at Millstone

Jun 2nd, 2014 | By

As the Unit 3 reactor at the Millstone Power Station began the restart process today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced that it has initiated a Special Inspection at the nuclear power plant in response to an unplanned outage of both operating reactors last week and complications that occurred at Unit 3 as it was being

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Electricity restored to Connecticut’s Millstone nuclear plant after outage

May 26th, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s nuclear plant in Waterford has restored power, several hours after an electrical short likely caused an outage. Spokesman Ken Holt said Millstone Power Station was not operating on Sunday, but power had been restored by early afternoon. The plant shut at about 7 a.m. and switched to diesel power. For more on this story,

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EPA rules that water cooling options at plants are up to states

May 22nd, 2014 | By

The Environmental Protection Agency will leave it up to states to decide how nuclear power plants and other facilities that use large amounts of water for cooling should be required to minimize harm to fish and other aquatic creatures, avoiding a specific mandate for cooling towers that environmental groups have been pressing for. In response,

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Connecticut’s nuclear plant can use warmer water

Apr 21st, 2014 | By

The Millstone 2 plant may use water as warm as 80 degrees Fahrenheit, up from 75 degrees, said the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which is considering a similar request for Millstone 3.

Millstone preparing for ‘hostile action’ emergency drill

Mar 10th, 2014 | By

Called a “Hostile Action-based Emergency Exercise,” its purpose is to test the ability of the plant and local and state officials to respond to actions involving violent force on the plant that might come from land, air or water, said Neil Sheehan, spokesman for the NRC. Do you like this post? Can you forward it

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Unit 2 at Millstone partially shut down Thursday

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

Operators at the Millstone Power Station partially shut down Unit 2 on Thursday after a battery used to power emergency safety equipment was found to be not working. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Unit 2 at Millstone partially shut down Thursday | News from southeastern Connecticut.

Millstone Unit 2 back in service; Unit 3 pump still under scrutiny

Feb 11th, 2014 | By

After an unplanned shutdown lasting less than 48 hours, Unit 2 at the Millstone Power Station began producing power again Feb. 1, and no issues of concern were identified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the shutdown or the restart. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Millstone Unit 2 back in service;

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NRC starts special inspection at unit 3 of Millstone nuclear power plant

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has begun a Special Inspection at the Millstone Unit 3 nuclear power plant to further review repetitive problems involving a pump that is part of a reactor safety system. The inspection will get under way today (Feb. 3) at the plant, which is located in Waterford, Conn., and operated by Dominion

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Millstone reactor shut down over electrical issue

Feb 1st, 2014 | By

One of the two nuclear reactors at the Millstone Power Station has been shut down due to an issue with the electrical supply for a water pressurizer. For more on this story, visit: Millstone reactor shut down over electrical issue – News – The Bulletin – Norwich, CT.

Millstone plans to move emergency operations facility to Norwich

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By

Construction on the $10 million site is expected to take less than a year pending city approval, and the 24 Stott Ave. center should be fully operational by the end of 2014.

NRC commissions study of cancer risk among populations near nuclear facilities

Sep 24th, 2013 | By

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission commissioned the study to determine whether to extend the study to other nuclear power plants and nuclear facilities.

As ruling looms, sides form in cooling towers debate

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By

A much-anticipated decision due Nov. 4 from the Environmental Protection Agency is not expected to settle whether the Millstone Power Station ultimately must construct cooling towers, massive concrete structures that environmental groups say would reduce the destruction of fish and other harm to the Long Island Sound ecosystem, but that others warn pose their own

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Millstone Power Station unit shut down in malfunction

Aug 12th, 2013 | By
A tax on Millstone drew opposition from Democratic legislators.

Connecticut’s only nuclear power plant shut down one its operating units because a malfunction caused a drop in the level of water used to cool the reactor core, officials said.

NRC accepts Millstone application

Aug 1st, 2013 | By

Millstone Nuclear Power Station’s application to amend its license to allow it to use higher temperature intake water than its current permit allows has been accepted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The NRC said Tuesday that it will begin a detailed technical review of the request to change its temperature limit from 75 to 80

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Early Shutdown Seen for U.S. Nuclear Reactors Amid Lower Demand

Jul 18th, 2013 | By
Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

A handful of U.S. nuclear reactors are at risk for early retirement as aging plants face higher costs, lower demand and a drop in prices for natural gas, a competing fuel, according to a Vermont Law School report.

NRC seeks data on running Connecticut reactors in warmer water

Jun 29th, 2013 | By

U.S. nuclear regulators asked Dominion Resources for more information about the company’s plan to continue running the Millstone nuclear plant in Connecticut when water in the Long Island Sound is warmer than the plant’s current permit allows. Dominion in May submitted an application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) seeking a change in the

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