Emergency declared at U.S. nuclear plant after gas leak — “Event poses no threat to public safety”

Published: February 26th, 2013 at 7:00 pm ET
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WECT TV6, Feb 26, 2013 at 6:39p ET: Operators at Brunswick Nuclear Plant [near Wilmington, North Carolina] declared an Unusual Event Tuesday, according to a news release. The event poses no threat to public safety, and is the lowest of four emergency classifications from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Crews stopped a Freon leak from an HVAC chiller on the roof of one of the plant’s turbine buildings. […]

NRC: Emergency Classification: An Emergency Classification is a set of plant conditions which indicate a level of risk to the public. […] Notification of Unusual Event – Under this category, events are in process or have occurred which indicate potential degradation in the level of safety of the plant. No release of radioactive material requiring offsite response or monitoring is expected unless further degradation occurs […]

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Published: February 26th, 2013 at 7:00 pm ET
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5 comments to Emergency declared at U.S. nuclear plant after gas leak — “Event poses no threat to public safety”

  • Lion76 Lion76

    a reminder that we do not live in a perfect world scenario

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    HVAC is just an air conditioner. Hope they're being truthful here.

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      @TBP; "Yeah really"!! They'd feel justified in lying about it if there was any visible & perhaps reported by public "plumes" of smoke,gases,steam emitted from the joint!!(?) It's a sad,but logical reality/response that we should HAVE to question or even suspect anyone in such a "risky business"-but it may well be one of only a couple of jobs where adding "accomplished liar" on a resume can help land the high-paying job regardless of ones lack of qualifications & education related to the critical aspects the position's duties might entail! 😐 Of course if there was "no IMMEDIATE health risk to public",as opposed to the less worrisome "no risk to the plant or nearby businesses"-then there might be cause for concern(?)!! What ridiculous times we live in!!…

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Quote:
    Event poses no threat to public safety

    Where have I heard this before…

    All nuclear plants, is a threat to public safety!!