THIS REACTOR IS A PRESSURIZED BOILER TYPE REACTOR WITH WESTINGHOUSE “KNOWN” FLAWS AND SAFETY ISSUES – EVEN WHEN NEW! WHEN YOU HAVE A LEAK FROM THE PRIMARY CONTAINMENT VESSEL INTO THE REACTOR CONTAINMENT BUILDING — THAT IS A BIG FUCKIN’ DEAL!! YOU CAN ACTUALLY CONTAMINATE THE PRIMARY OPERATIONS CONTROL ROOM SO THAT YOU HAVE LEVELS TOO HIGH TO CONTROL THE PLANT ITSELF IN WHICH CASE YOU HAVE A “STATION BLACKOUT” DISASTER! WHEN THEY SAY A “VERY SMALL LEAK” THAT USUALLY MEANS GALLONS AND GALLONS OF EXTREMELY CONTAMINATED WATER – THINK SIEVERTS – FROM THE REACTOR ITSELF AND YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GET CLOSE ENOUGH TO “MANUALLY” CLOSE THE VALVE IF IT WILL NOT BE CONTROLLED REMOTELY.. IT IS NOT A MINOR ANNOYANCE!!!!!!! You have to remember these people are Pathological Liars!
A leak at the V.C Summer atomic power plant north of Columbia is occurring on the welding of a six-inch pipe that is losing one-fifth of a gallon of water every minute, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
That isn’t much of a leak and it poses “little to no safety significance’’ as employees work to make repairs, NRC spokesman Joey Ledford said in an email Tuesday. Ledford said the leaking pipe is among hundreds in the nuclear reactor’s containment area.
Atomic safety watchdog Tom Clements questioned last weekend why Dominion had not notified the public of the leak, saying atomic safety should not be taken lightly.
But Ledford said Dominion Energy didn’t have to tell the NRC because the leak wasn’t large enough to warrant a notice.