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Update On Multiple East Coast Reactor Incidents & Alerts

Oyster Creek had service water pumps at risk due to high water from Sandy. This included the cooling water for the spent fuel pool cooling system. As of 2:53am EST Exelon did not know if the service water pumps had been impacted. Media contacts at Exelon, owner of Oyster Creek are promising an update shortly. We will pass on any new information as soon as we get it.
Update: Oyster Creek as of 2003 has more than 3025 assemblies in the spent fuel pool with a capacity of 2645 assemblies  that are at risk if the service water pump is lost.
As of November 2010, there were 1,159 used assemblies stored in 19 dry casks. Casks are stored in a concrete block system and would not be at risk in this scenario.

Oyster Creek; 36 of 43 emergency warning sirens in the emergency planning zone have failed in the last 24 hours.

Nine Mile Point; SCRAM due to load reject. The reactor was running at 100% when the fault caused the reactor into emergency automatic shutdown.

Indian Point; Lost offsite power to unit 3, causing a SCRAM from 100% power. Unit 2 still running 100%

Peach Bottom; Lost 31 of 97 warning sirens for the emergency planning zone due to Sandy.

Nine Mile Point; Lost one grid power line causing emergency diesels to kick in.

Salem Unit 1; Scram from 100% power after cooling water intakes were blocked by storm debris and high water from the storm.

Changed power status:
Indian Point #3: 0% (from 100%)
Limerick #1 48% (from 100%)
Limerick #2 27% (from 100%)
Millstone #3 73% (from 100%)
Nine Mile Pt #1 0% (from 100%)
Salem #2 0% (from 100%)
Vermont Yankee 89% (from 100%)
via NRC reporting

 

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