Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Fire at California’s San Onofre Nuke Plant
April 21, 2012, 11:19
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…Was extinguished before it started. That’s how good these guys are:

The fire ignited in an electrical panel in the “non-radiological side” of one of the plant’s two units, said Edison, which operates the plant and co-owns it with Sempra Energy’s (SRE) San Diego utility. The plant’s fire department put out the blaze a few minutes before 1 p.m. local time, less than an hour before it started, the company said.

via Fire at California's San Onofre Nuke Plant Extinguished | EXSKF.



The Tubes of San Onofre

Thousands of brittle tubes. Seems like a bad plan.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday it was sending a special team of inspectors to try to determine why the metal tubes, which were installed in Unit 3 in 2010, have become frail enough to pose a risk of leaks.

“This is a significant issue,” said NRC spokeswoman Lara Uselding. “A tube rupture is really the concern.”

Investigators have been looking into excessive wear on tubes in Unit 3 and its twin, Unit 2, which has been off line for maintenance and refueling. In a $670 million overhaul, two huge steam generators, each containing 9,700 tubes, were replaced in Unit 2 in fall 2009 and a year later in Unit 3.

via 4 more tubes fail in tests at Calif. nuke plant – BusinessWeek.



Delamination
February 6, 2012, 06:00
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It was a week for manufacturing defects. First San Onofre and now this.

Business & Technology | Boeing finds another 787 manufacturing problem | Seattle Times Newspaper.



Edison already hiding truth about San Onofre incident
February 2, 2012, 06:00
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http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/oceanside/san-onofre-nrc-say-leak-may-have-caused-minor-radiation/article_c11de105-a550-5e37-b202-e2c6e14f4177.html

Take note: These utilities always say the same thing and act the same way after any sort of accident. Cagey-ness and half-truths.




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