NRC investigates reactor coolant system leak at Brunswick plant, News 14 Carolina, Nov. 16, 2011:
Energy officials and environmentalists are reacting to reports of a reactor coolant system leak at Progress Energy’s Nuclear Plant in Brunswick County. [...]
Progress Energy spokesperson Ryan Mosier:
- “We’re bringing the unit to a safe, stable position so we can find the leak, address it, and work to bring the unit back up”
- Mosier said they believe radioactive water is leaking from the top of the vessel.
Tom Clements with Friends of the Earth, who tracks nuclear issues primarily in South Carolina and Georgia:
- The unusual event report posted Wednesday morning plant grabbed his attention.
- “The reason that is significant is because this type of reactor, a boiling water reactor, it goes directly through the core of the reactor, where the radioactive material is contained,” said Clements.
h/t Anonymous tip
Published: November 17th, 2011 at 10:33 pm ET
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