Officials change story about why North Anna reactors went into automatic shut down after quake — “There were multiple trip signals coming in”

Published: September 4th, 2011 at 11:30 am ET
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Cause of shutdown at North Anna nuclear plant sought, Richmond Times-Dispatch by Peter Bacque, September 3, 2011:

Knowing precisely what prompted the shutdown of [North Anna's] two 980-megawatt reactors is critical for validating the safety of the plant’s design. [...]

The quake shut down the plant’s two reactors, an unprecedented event in the United States. [...]

Utility officials had said earlier that electrical switches in the systems carrying power to the generating station had shaken open, signaling the reactors to trip. “We believe right now that was not the case,” [Daniel G. Stoddard, Dominion Virginia Power's senior vice president for nuclear operations] said.

“There were multiple trip signals coming in,” North Anna Site Vice President Larry Lane said. [...]

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Published: September 4th, 2011 at 11:30 am ET
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2 comments to Officials change story about why North Anna reactors went into automatic shut down after quake — “There were multiple trip signals coming in”

  • Ken31ONCA

    Good report thanks for posting, they should be exposed as the liars that they are. Always downplaying any event and lying any time it suits their aggenda of promiting nuclear as the safe clean energy. They are all the same


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  • patb2009

    okay, Multiple trip signals came in.

    I would like to know what all the trip signals were?

    Pressurizer drop?

    Water level drop?

    Radiation high Alarm?

    It’s not what they tell us, that’s important, it’s what they don’t tell you.

    Please list every trip signal on that day.


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