Hurricane Florence Causes NRC Event Status at Brunswick
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Author:  KingCobra [ Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Hurricane Florence Causes NRC Event Status at Brunswick

Obviously they didn't expect to be trapped onsite at the nuclear plant after the hurricane or they would have had more food onsite for the workers. If they can't think that far ahead, we shouldn't trust them to run a nuclear plant.

"Before the storm arrived, the NRC sent additional inspectors and provided staff to give around-the-clock support during the storm. One of those "storm riders," Daniel Bacon, told the News & Observer that workers are sleeping on cots and using portable toilets because water is shut off at the facility and toilets can't flush. A shipment of food was delivered by helicopter on Monday morning, and another delivery is expected later in the day, he told the News & Observer. Bacon added that he was not sure when the flooding would subside to the point the "unusual event" could be lifted. A spokesperson from Duke Energy told Fox News that the company has brought in additional supplies by aircraft using a helipad on the site."


Author:  KingCobra [ Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hurricane Florence Causes NRC Event Status at Brunswick

September 18, 2018 08:31 PM

Updated September 19, 2018 09:56 AM

Duke Energy began ferrying workers by boat out of the Brunswick nuclear plant Tuesday as the 1,200-acre complex, about 4 miles inland, remains largely inaccessible by land.

The Charlotte-based electric utility also notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday to lift an emergency notification that Duke had filed Saturday when the Brunswick plant, 30 miles south of Wilmington, was cut off by rising water and workers could not get to the site in their cars.

Nearly 300 Duke employees, and two NRC “storm riders,” had spent days at the facility, sleeping on cots, using portable toilets and drinking bottled water because county water service is not available. Duke’s aviation service used a helicopter to bring in extra food on Monday.

Duke spokeswoman Rita Sipe said the company is bringing in fresh crews to relieve the workers on site; some hadn’t left the complex since the middle of last week. Sipe said the company would not disclose details about transporting workers by boat or discuss its plans to restart Brunswick’s twin nuclear reactors, which were untouched by flood waters.


Author:  KingCobra [ Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:48 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hurricane Florence Causes NRC Event Status at Brunswick

They have restarted one of the reactors. Looking at the NRC Power Reactor Status Report for September 20, 2018 shows that Brunswick 2 is at 15% power. Brunswick 1 is still at 0% with no information on when it will start up or why reactor 2 was selected to restart first.

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