Entergy leak found

first_img Linkedin TAGSEntergy Twitter 6.10.2010 By chloecox – Entergy leak found New Jersey utility regulators extend zero-carbon breaks for PSEG nuclear power plants Previous articleGeothermal loan guaranteeNext articleEPA letter ban chloecox Twitter 10 June 2010– Plant officials at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant said a leak was quickly fixed June 8 and no radioactive elements were released into the environment, according to the Rutland Herald.A leaky valve was found in the cooling system, sending 1.6 gallons of radioactive water per minute into the containment building, the article said. The plant avoided a required shutdown by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) by fixing the leak on the same day it was found.Under NRC regulations, Vermont Yankee would have been required to shut down the plant temporarily if the leak wasn’t fixed within 24 hours. According to a report from the NRC, the plant went into what is known as “limiting condition for operation” during the repairs.Members of the Vermont House and Senate asked Entergy, the parent company of Vermont Yankee, to replace underground pipes because of a tritium leak from the plant in early 2010.Entergy asked the Vermont Public Service Board in February to extend Vermont Yankee’s license another 20 years, but that was denied because of the leaks. The license is scheduled to expire in 2012. According to the article, the issue is expected to come up for another vote in the 2011 legislative session.Read more nuclear power operations and maintenance newscenter_img Suitors for halted Bellefonte nuclear project ask TVA to consider climate in reviving sale No posts to display Optimizing Plant Performance: The April POWERGEN+ series activates today Linkedin Facebook NuclearReactors Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more