Flood waters receeding at NJ’s Oyster Creek nuclear plant, alert ends — Cause of power loss being investigated

Published: October 31st, 2012 at 10:31 am ET


Title: Company Ends ‘Alert’ Issued at Oyster Creek During Superstorm
Source: Fox Business
Author: Ryan Tracy
Date: October 31, 2012

Waters have receded at Exelon Corp.’s (EXC) Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey, the company said Wednesday.

[…] The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission requires the company to issue an alert when flood waters rise to a certain level, but the NRC has said the plant remained in a safe condition during the worst of the storm.

[…] Exelon said the plant lost off-site power during the storm and switched on two locomotive-sized backup diesel generators. The company said power was restored Wednesday and it is investigating the cause of the power loss. […]

Published: October 31st, 2012 at 10:31 am ET


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4 comments to Flood waters receeding at NJ’s Oyster Creek nuclear plant, alert ends — Cause of power loss being investigated

  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    Alert ends, funny I don't feel safer…

    Update on Multiple East Coast Reactor Incidents & Alerts

    "Oyster Creek as of 2003 has more than 3025 assemblies in the spent fuel pool with a capacity of 2645 assemblies that are at risk if the service water pump is lost."

    Read full update at http://www.simplyinfo.org/?p=8140

    • Karnage

      Looks like they learned from TEPCO's mistakes. They released NO information at all, and completely blind sided the public.

      I suppose as long as they get Starbucks back up and going again we can go back to the Norm…

      Everyone needs to buy food, water, gas. I heard they closed 7 refineries, and millions will be without power for 2 weeks +

      Remember supermarkets have enough food supply for 3 days. The foods gotta come from somewhere, and with all the raw foods spoiling, they will be down to can food and no refrig veggies.

  • jec jec

    Investigating the Nuclear Stations external POWER LOST..can you say NATURAL DISASTER..FLOOD? Those 'canned' numbers used for disaster mitigation plans which were "rubber stamped" approved by US government–. Seem from public document to be fudged to make sure the company costs would be low. Almost a self licking ice cream cone abundance of documentation approval chains. Some recommendations which cost $$, were just noted or seem to be recognized…but not executed on. Like no generators for cooling the used fuel pools..idea seems to be "rental" or shared equipment?

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    Re-posting here.

    And the usual propoganda from FluffPost:


    " ' Hurricane Sandy once again demonstrates the robust construction of nuclear energy facilities, which are built to withstand extreme flooding and hurricane-force winds that are beyond that historically reported for each area, ' said Marvin Fertel, president of the Nuclear Energy Institute, an industry lobbying group.

    Some of the problems Monday were not unusual for the industry during large storms. When bad weather topples electrical lines and damages equipment, nuclear plants can be forced onto backup power to run critical systems or even shut down. "

    Robust, me arse.