Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Minor Incident at Beaver Valley Plant

Earlier this morning, the Beaver Valley 2 nuclear power plant had a minor incident, designated as an “Unusual Event”.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Spokesman Neil Sheehan says the reactor coolant system had unidentified leakage, at 3:03 a.m., at the rate of more than 25 gallons leaking per minute. Sheehan says it was because of a misalignment and an open valve. The problem was spotted within nine minutes, and the unusual event terminated at 4:04 a.m.
The leakage had not been in contact with people, but had it continued, it would have leaked into the containment building. The system has been realigned. Inspectors went to the plant to ensure that workers properly took care of the incident.

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