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Mouse-hole in Secondary Containment at Hope Creek Nuclear Power Station? Does it Matter?

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Did a Mouse Make a Hole in the Secondary Containment of Hope Creek Nuclear Power Station? “1 inch diameter hole was discovered in the secondary containment wall,…
Who done it? Does this mouse look guilty? Like the culprit?
Deer Mouse CDC gov
At 1358 [EDT] on July 28, 2015, a 1 inch diameter hole was discovered in the secondary containment wall, between the Reactor Building and the Auxiliary Building, causing the Secondary Containment to become inoperable under Technical Specification 3.6.5.1… The hole was sealed at 1600 and technical specification 3.6.5.1 was exited…
The hole was discovered by plant personnel that were walking past the wall. Due to the discovery of the hole, the plant is performing an extent of condition inspection.
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The secondary containment is fairly thick. Could the concrete be that rotten?
BWR NRC thickness of secondary containment most recent diagram
Maybe the mouse had a little bitty tunnel boring machine? Or did someone…

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January 15, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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