Nuclear reactor in New York goes into automatic shutdown — Refueled just days before

Published: May 4th, 2011 at 7:49 am ET
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Owners of Nine Mile Point Unit 1 probing Monday night’s automatic shut down, Post-Standard (Syracuse), May 03, 2011:

The owners of the Nine Mile Point Unit 1 this morning are trying to figure out why the recently refueled nuclear reactor automatically shut down at 8:51 p.m. Monday. [...]

Nuclear power plants are designed to automatically shut down in response to certain indications and conditions, [Constellation Energy Nuclear Group] said.

Nine Mile Unit 1 had been operating at 47 percent power when the shutdown occurred on Monday night.

Unit 1 Operators had lowered reactor power on April 26 based on indications within the feedwater system. The plant had been operating at reduced levels while equipment repairs were in progress, the company said.

Published: May 4th, 2011 at 7:49 am ET
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36 comments to Nuclear reactor in New York goes into automatic shutdown — Refueled just days before

  • tony wilson

    are trying to figure out why the recently refueled nuclear reactor automatically shut down at 8:51 p.m. Monday. [...]

    i will tell ya for free stuxnet computer virus..
    contact the cia and israeli mossad run company called Magna BSP.
    also contact siemens in germany who run the computer systems and ask them what they think is causing all these very odd events.


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  • radegan

    More likely some fool left a tool in the wrong place. It happens, I’ve seen weeks of oil drilling wiped out with one dropped wrench down the hole. Hell, surgeons leave instruments and sponges inside patients.

    Here’s the thing about Stuxnet though – it’s a new world. The methods used in Stuxnet were radical innovations, they are being studied and copied, soon there will be many stuxnet-type viruses, corporations paying hush money and being held hostage will be the most likely application. The Iranians found it last year, wonder how they’ve tweaked it by now?

    Every nuke plant or any critical installation, will have to have a single computer station with its own unique software and used to program it’s controllers on site, no more sharing, and not a single external port in the computer station. Anything else is a time bomb.


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  • Mark V

    “…a single computer station with its own unique software and used to program it’s controllers on site, no more sharing, and not a single external port in the computer…”

    but this lady I met yesterday on facebook promised we could …. oops


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  • Anthony

    Multiple US Plant challenges begs the question of is the US ready to respond positively to manage it`s many plants in case of a solar storm? We are in a time of solar happenings and the likelihood of a major solar event has been already published even a year ago! The potentiality of a wide spread, perhaps long term electrical disruption is HUGE and will give our continent multiple Fukushima situations to manage immediately, urgently, expensively and indefinitely. Just seeing the rising number of Nuke issue reports as of late makes one wonder if we could handle the partial meltdowns any better.


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    • radegan

      You’d better the hope the nuke you live near to has a gravity feed for the coolant.


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    • Deetu 3

      Have been thinking the same. Scientists all predicting Solar Maximum next year,with potential to disable electrical systems across wide areas-wonder how prepared france is,with their 78 reactors?…


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      • Anthony

        I agree, this problem on a worldwide basis seems absolutely insurmountable. The Litmus test is Japan … in my head the World’s Nuclear Best should have rallied and with their combined strengths took Fukushima into control. The failure to gain control of Japan signals to me the industry is not safe or capable of managing itself or its outcomes. It will only take the disappearance of electricity to begin a sequence of worldwide events which will irradiate the entire planet.


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  • steve

    this is the fifth or sixth plant to shut down. it’s not the stuxnet. it’s ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION LEVELS that are so high it is triggering auromatic shutdown.


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  • Jack

    Yes, Steve….
    I had posed the question earlier on another thread:
    Question:
    With all this huge release of radiation, ongoing and globally spread,
    are not dosimeters and radiation detectors, Geiger or otherwise,
    going to now need complete recalibration, and even re-design of
    the sensitive design elements, the metallurgy involved?
    There was a rumor-story about nuke plants sneakily using a crisis
    of increased atmospheric Rad as a means to illegally release their
    own troiublesome nuke-fart-gases to clear their stacks or whatever.


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    • tony wilson

      nuke plants sneakily using a crisis
      of increased atmospheric Rad as a means to illegally release their
      own troiublesome nuke-fart-gases to clear their stacks..

      makes a lot of sense japan has proven that you do not need any numeric max release levels..
      it’s all just confusing numbers anyway the sun was great today,pretty girls in the street all is well in the world.

      as jacob rothchild once said secret of pollution is all in the dilution


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  • Jaskal

    New England here… The rain looked mighty strange today.. more like a solid than a liquid; imagine tiny hail, so small it floats on air currents.
    Just an observation, no more.


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    • TRex

      I was out too long yesterday…not the best plume day, I guess, but otherwise good air quality and allergens haven’t bothered me for years. I felt fine until after an hour outdoors. Then tissues in my throat and nose were strangely burning a bit–a “what the hell is this?!” signal from my body. yes, it IS ON..on the EAST Coast, too! (gargling & wiping out nostrils with filtered water & baking soda provided relief) I’ve noticed that not as many people are getting out and enjoying the spring days…


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      • Anna

        I went out for a walk today too. Amazingly it is the first day that we have not been chemtrailed in months. The sky was glorious! But, back to the walk…my throat got really dry fast. I thought maybe it was all the aluminum settling down to earth.


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    • xdrfox

      Did you feel it a little where you are ?

      SEARSPORT, Maine — As many as 30 tiny earthquakes have been detected over the last few days in the area between Belfast and Bucksport, but geologists say there’s no cause for alarm.

      http://new.bangordailynews.com/2011/05/03/news/swarm-of-tiny-earthquakes-stretches-from-belfast-to-bucksport/


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    • Not Sure

      I noticed the exact type of precipitation you describe in Seattle a few weeks back.


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  • Buck-O

    I tend to agree with the high RAD levels in the air shutting down the Nukes. But the ones I am familial with (2) would just keep churning away
    unless operators would SCRAM the plant operations. I do not think EPA is giving us all the real data. This is an unknown.


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  • Buck-O

    Or it could be stuff like this::

    CNN) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will investigate an incident at a Nebraska nuclear plant in which three workers were accidentally exposed to radiation, it said in a statement Monday.
    The incident occurred April 3, when workers at the Cooper Nuclear Station near Brownville, Nebraska, “removed a long tube contaminated with highly radioactive material through the bottom of the reactor vessel, rather than through the top as is usually done, triggering radiation alarms.” The workers put down the tube and immediately left the area, the statement said.

    Read more: http://www.ketv.com/news/27515156/detail.html#ixzz1LQClMu5A


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    • xdrfox

      They are playing this up too much, we are going to more war very soon, maybe even false flag attacks here, smaller ones them 911. Our gov. already preparing the public !

      Fail Prez, has to do things to look good !


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  • Heart of the Rose

    Oh…wrong story!
    Deep in my heart I am saying swear words that
    Warloc has never even thought of.
    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/05/01/breaking-obl-death-means-nuclear-hellstorm-vows-ksm/
    This is how they plan to cover us getting radiated. ..and perhaps more “dirty bombs”


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  • Heart of the Rose

    Welcome to WWIII.
    In my heart I am saying swear words that Warloc has ever even heard of..LOL


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  • braindead politicians

    Some here mention the increased happenings of earth-quakes. If you really want to get a good look at just how many earth quakes are happening around the planet (almost real time).. Download Google Earth (GE), & install it. Then go to google earth gallery & install Real-Time Earth Quakes. I’m not talking about the one that comes installed with GE. You have to go here
    http://www.google.com/gadgets/directory?synd=earth&cat=featured&preview=on
    and get the KLM file, & open it in GE. I think you’ll be shocked.


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  • the donald

    re nine mile – the SCRAM was traced to a single bad speed sensor for turbine RPM – non redundant- and there was a maintenance crew actively working on the feedwater problem that took them under 50% at the time. possible indirect human error.


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