Friday, February 17, 2012

Turkey Point: More Safety Violations at Nuke Plant. Geniusofdespair

This issue about Turkey Point's safety was reported first in the Palm Beach Post. The Herald picked it up on Valentine's Day. People you must stay on top of problems at Turkey Point. The most current safety issues the Nuclear Regulatory Commission cited them for were:
...on two different occasions in 2010 and 2011, plant workers disabled portions of the plant's Technical Support Center ventilation system, which would have left the facility unusable during an emergency...
Holy Toledo! I just went to the NRC site (Document # ML120260599), and they said there was a 7 month gap in functioning operation in the Support Center:
The second Apparent Violation is related to the failure to report a major loss of emergency assessment, offsite response, and offsite communication capability to the NRC when the Technical Support Center was not functional from December 4, 2010, to July 13, 2011. This Apparent Violation is being evaluated using the NRC’s traditional enforcement process because it impacted NRC’s ability to perform its regulatory function and is being considered for escalated enforcement action in accordance with the NRC Enforcement Policy.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Herald article made it sound like nothing. They must have used a Next Era (error) press release for the article.