The first 3 nuclear plants with problems reported are Oyster Creek, Indian Point, & Limerick
ABC, October 30, 2012:
- Salem Nuclear Power Plant on Delaware Bay in southern New Jersey, was manually shut down just after 1 a.m. Tuesday morning “when four of the station’s six circulating water pumps were no longer available due to weather impacts from Hurricane Sandy,” according to plant co-owner PSEG Nuclear.
- At the Nine Mile Point plant near Oswego, New York, in what operators say “is likely a storm-related event,” unit 1 shut down automatically around 9 p.m. Monday because of an electrical fault, while unit 2 experienced a power loss from an incoming power line because of the same fault. An emergency diesel generator started automatically to supply power to unit 2.
Watch a TV broadcast from today of nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen discussing the problems experienced by nuclear plants on the East Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy here
Published: October 30th, 2012 at 12:51 pm ET