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Monday, May 16, 2016

Oyster Creek, A Dangerous Old Nuke Plant, Now Guilty of Gross Negligence in Maintenance on Key Safety Systems

stock here: We are living on borrowed time.   As the nuclear industry gets more and more desperate, as solar drinks its milkshake, nuclear becomes more and more dangerous.

The negligent operators of Oyster Creek failed to inspect or replace a cooling hose for their Diesel Genset.
Oyster Creek is the oldest nuclear plant in the United States. It went online on Dec. 23, 1969.

The Diesel Gensets is a key safety feature.    In event of local utility outage, the nuke plant will melt down unless it has emergency power to allow a structured shut down and cool down.  

Any mechanic / handy type knows that when dealing with old cars, at around 10 years max, one would simply replace all the cooling hoses, even if they don't look bad.

Exelon just ignored this key cooling component, and IT DID result in a failure of the emergency backup system on Jan 4, 2016.
When was the last time they changed the cooling hose?

22 years ago.  


And above is the former head of EPA, pimping for nuclear at Indian Point

And when it comes to construction and transportation, you never, never, never, never, drop a load.

France, steam generator dropped (measuring 22 meters in height and weighing 465 tonnes) came to rest on top of the reactor cavity

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