How many SCRAMs does it take for the Nuke Regulators to shut down a failing plant? I suppose we need yet another FUKUSHIMA or CHERNOBYL before they GET IT!
Monday, August 5th 2019
Hunterston B in Ayrshire closed last year after more than 350 cracks in a reactor were discovered during maintenance checks.
But subsequent safety checks have also revealed that between April and June cooling for a reactor was lost, a shutdown pump failed and smoke came from a control room panel.
Earlier in the year a power failure prevented cooling gas from being circulated around a reactor. The incidents, uncovered by investigative site The Ferret, were detailed in the latest quarterly safety reports on Hunterston B from the UK Government’s Office for Nuclear Regulation.