New Orleans Area Nuke Plant has Problems

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Unidentified Problem Impacting Nuclear Reactor Control Rod Insert Speed? Change the Rules; Hide Info Under Guise of Proprietary Rts; Until Nov. 9th to File Request for Public Hearing-Petition to Intervene for WaterfordNear New Orleans

Entergy, which owns-operates Waterford Nuclear Power Station, asked the US NRC for an increase in CEA (Control Element Assembly) drop time, to match changes which have recently occurred at Waterford. In other words, they wish to change the technical specifications to match whatever’s wrong, rather than finding and fixing the problem (if it’s even fixable).

Entergy stated that they do not “expect” the condition to worsen, even though they are not quiet sure of the cause.

What is very strange, however, is that the NRC opted to give a longer drop time than Entergy was asking for in April (their official July request cannot be found, though)! Why? Did…

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37 thoughts on “New Orleans Area Nuke Plant has Problems

  1. Thanks. I went to this map of the 50 miles evac zone and it includes Slidell, Mandeville, Hammond, Houma-Thibodeaux, and at least the outskirts of Baton Rouge (e.g. Denham Springs area), and it goes as far south as Golden Meadow. All in all about 2 million people could be impacted by an accident at Waterford. Also, major ports. People need to take an interest in it. Evac maps are here, though they are also in the blog post: http://www.psr.org/resources/evacuation-zone-nuclear-reactors.html If you are within the 50 miles you have a right to ask for a hearing at least. There can be deaths in 6 ot 8 weeks from radiation poisoning as far away as 60 miles!

  2. 50 miles evac zone and it includes Slidell, Mandeville, Hammond, Houma-Thibodeaux, and at least the outskirts of Baton Rouge (e.g. Denham Springs area), and as far south as Golden Meadow. About 2 million people could be impacted by an accident at Waterford. Also, major ports. People need to take an interest in it. Evac maps are here: http://www.psr.org/resources/evacuation-zone-nuclear-reactors.html If you are within the 50 miles you have a right to ask for a hearing. There can be deaths from radiation poisoning as far away as 60 miles!

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  4. I did a search for someone father who was in that building at that time.
    Criticality accident — an uncontrolled nuclear chain reaction — at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge TN.
    Bill Clark remembers the flashes of blue light in the C-1 Wing of Building 9212, an area of the plant where scraps of bomb-grade uranium were chemically processed for recovery.

    Nuclear survivor: Bill Clark recalls 1958 criticality accident and his up-and-down life since then
    I think there was 31 or 33 people in that building
    There pictures of people standing outside about a mile away from Y-12 after criticality accident.
    http://knoxblogs.com/atomiccity/2014/06/14/nuclear-survivor-bill-clark-recalls-1958-criticality-accident-life-since/

    1958 criticality incident
    At 11 p.m. on 16 June 1958 a criticality accident occurred in the C-1 Wing of Building 9212 at the facility, then operating under the management of Union Carbide. In the incident, a solution of highly enriched uranium was mistakenly diverted into a steel drum, causing a fission reaction of 15–20 minutes duration. Eight workers were hospitalized for moderate to severe radiation sickness or exposure, but all eventually returned to work.

  5. Concerning nuke plants-Savannah River Site’s updating, new construction and expansion work has been way behind schedule and way over budget. This is simply my suspicion watching the way the storm was sent into South Carolina – a whole lot of taxpayer monies in the guise of Federal Disaster Aid is going to go to SRS. If suddenly a lot of work is happening there…. Just keep watching it….hope I’m wrong and SRS will need to be shut down due to no more funds available. But still the problem of where nuclear waste will go…

  6. They are bringing in foreign waste there to boot. Putting it in a hot, humid, swampy environment is as bad as it gets. But, the cooler, more arid, less populated areas don’t want the waste either.

  7. That 1958 criticality incident I posted about and happen at Y-12 The building number was 9212.

    They went a new building
    Y-12 uranium project could cost up to $76.7M
    They went new uranium purification facility at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge
    The project is supposed to replace a similar capability in the plant’s 70-year-old 9212 uranium complex, which the government wants to vacate as soon as possible.
    http://www.oakridger.com/article/20151013/NEWS/151019975

    http://www.lasg.org/UPF/UPF_title_page.html

    I say they’re still making Fogbank at Y-12 as well.

      • Fat man and little boy (1989) movie
        In this video you see them doing test with very small amount of Plutonium you can see the blue flash of light.
        In move a Criticality accident that happen.
        Scientist Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. suffered fatal radiation poisoning and died 25 days later after accidentally dropping a tungsten carbide brick onto a sphere of plutonium, which was later (see next entry) nicknamed the demon core. The brick acted as aneutron reflector, bringing the mass to criticality. This was the first known criticality accident causing a fatality.

        A good movie.
        trinity and beyond the atomic bomb movie

      • Dear Walter,
        It sounds like a lot under the weather. I hope and pray that you feel better soon. It sounds like you have good medical care, at least. Looking through the stones and being outside some should be healing. Reading Psalms can be nice. Singing or listening to the old Gospel hymns (silently in your head if need be), if you know them well, might help some. I’m really sad that someone good and kind like you has had to suffer so much. I guess it’s from the radiation exposure. I know of someone else who is having surgery soon because of a clotting disorder that their parents think is from being born near a major nuclear facility. The person prefers not to think about it or discuss it. I will pray for you both, and try to use it to remind me of how serious all of this is. It makes me angry that they try to scare us off from things that are healthy, while hiding the real culprit for so much disease (radiation). In case you ever want to know, here is the Fogbank info: http://www.lanl.gov/science/weapons_journal/wj_pubs/17nwj2_09.pdf https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/nuclear-fogbank-mystery-and-y-12/
        You are an inspiration Walter with your good nature and hard work. Hope you feel better soon. MA

      • miningawareness
        Forgive me i’m a little under the weather for right now, I will let you look it up.
        I like to sift some dirt for right now before it get to cool.

        My brother made a trip to North Carolina and brought back some bags of dirt from Rose Creek Gem Mine in Franklin NC for me.
        I got some homemade dirt sifter.

        Health wish I like to feel a lot better than I am right now.
        I need to look for ruby, sapphire, garnet, amethyst, citrine, moonstone, topaz, smoky & rose quartz and more went sifting that dirt.
        I am still recovering from some blood clot on my lung I am still on blood thinner medicine for now.

  8. I was thinking of that pic of Curie’s hands the other day. For the fuel rods those people didn’t have those pre-school toys where you put the pegs in the right or wrong hole – the proverbial you can’t put a square peg in a round hole.

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