U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission http://wrvo.org en Entergy expected to replace condenser tubes at Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant after delays http://wrvo.org/post/entergy-expected-replace-condenser-tubes-fitzpatrick-nuclear-power-plant-after-delays <p></p><p>The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the operators of the James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba failed to replace the plant's condenser tubes when they should have.<br /><br />When the power plant goes offline later this year for refueling, the condenser tubes at the facility will also be replaced.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 10:22:58 +0000 Gino Geruntino 55980 at http://wrvo.org Entergy expected to replace condenser tubes at Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant after delays Oswego County nuclear plant shut down for the second time in less than a week http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-nuclear-plant-shut-down-second-time-less-week <p>For the second time in less than a week, the Nine Mile Point Unit 2 nuclear power plant in Oswego County experienced an automatic shutdown, due to a problem at the plant.&nbsp;</p><p>The shutdown happened around 4:30 p.m. Monday. According to a spokesperson from Constellation Energy, which owns the plant, a worker "inadvertently contacted a highly sensitive plant component." As a result, safety systems shut down the plant automatically.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:16:42 +0000 Jason Smith 52500 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County nuclear plant shut down for the second time in less than a week Power loss shuts down Nine Mile Point reactor http://wrvo.org/post/power-loss-shuts-down-nine-mile-point-reactor <p></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:19:59 +0000 Gino Geruntino 52184 at http://wrvo.org Power loss shuts down Nine Mile Point reactor Potential flood risk causes citation at upstate nuclear plant http://wrvo.org/post/potential-flood-risk-causes-citation-upstate-nuclear-plant <p></p><p>The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a citation to the owners of the&nbsp;Ginna&nbsp;nuclear power plant in upstate New York. Preliminary inspection findings released Tuesday cited the plant for failure to address a long-standing flood risk. The issue is considered a low-to-moderate level safety concern.</p><p>It all comes down to an improperly sealed manhole at the plant, which could have allowed flood waters to breach the rooms housing emergency batteries.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:19:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 51569 at http://wrvo.org Potential flood risk causes citation at upstate nuclear plant Low natural gas prices impact other energy companies' production decisions http://wrvo.org/post/low-natural-gas-prices-impact-other-energy-companies-production-decisions <p>The plummeting cost of natural gas is affecting energy companies' decisions on whether to start new production facilities, and that goes for nuclear energy, too.</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:17:43 +0000 Gino Geruntino 48463 at http://wrvo.org