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U.S. NRC engineers urge fix for nuclear power stations via Reuters

By Timothy Gardner A group of engineers within the U.S. nuclear power regulator is concerned that a design flaw in nearly all U.S. nuclear plants could endanger emergency core cooling systems. The group has urged the regulator to order power … Continue reading

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Toxic management erodes safety at ‘world’s safest’ nuclear plant via The Japan Times

On Jan. 30, 2012, Byron Nuclear Generating Station lost operability to all of its safety-related equipment. At the time, Jim Hazen was the nuclear station operator responsible for the affected reactor, one of two at the Exelon-owned nuclear plant in … Continue reading

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Exelon’s Byron 2 Reactor in Illinois Restores Offsite Power via Bloomberg Businessweek

Feb. 1 (Bloomberg) — Exelon Corp., the largest U.S. utility holding company, restored offsite power to the Byron 2 reactor in Illinois that was knocked out two days ago by electrical equipment failure. The plant, 85 miles (137 kilometers) west … Continue reading

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NRC investigating nuclear reactor water pumps via Carmi Times.com

  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is launching a special inspection into how some equipment responded to a power failure at a northern Illinois nuclear reactor. NRC spokeswoman Viktoria Mitlyng says some water pumps at the Byron Generating Station switched off … Continue reading

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Exelon: Failed insulator caused outage at Byron nuclear plant via Chicago Tribune

Exelon Energy officials say they’ve traced a power failure at a nuclear reactor in northern Illinois to an electrical insulator in a switchyard. The insulator failed and fell off Monday morning, causing one of the reactors at the Byron Generating … Continue reading

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Release: Nuclear Power Plants Pose Risks to Drinking Water for Illinois via Nuclear Energy Information Services (NEIS)

PRESS RELEASE 10:00 AM January 24, 2011 CONTACT: Brian Imus, Illinois PIRG 312-544-4433 x210 brian@illinois.org.org David Kraft, NEIS 773-342-7650 Nuclear Power Plants Pose Risks to Drinking Water for Illinois Chicago, IL – The drinking water for 652,000 people in Illinois … Continue reading

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Backup generators kick in after shutdown at Exelon’s Byron plant via Chicago Tribune

Backup diesel generators are supplying power to one of two units at Byron nuclear power plant after the plant lost power this morning. Viktoria Mitlyng, spokeswoman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Region III office Lisle, said two diesel generators are … Continue reading

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Byron Station Unit 2 Loses Power, Declares Lowest Emergency Classification via WIFR.com

BYRON (WIFR) — A little before 10:30 this morning the Byron Nuclear Plant lost power and unit two went offline. Plant engineers are still trying to figure out why it happened. The plant has safeguards that go into effect automatically … Continue reading

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