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Swarm of insects cause nuclear reactor to lose power in Michigan

Swarm of insects cause nuclear reactor to lose power in Michigan, Fox 23, July 2, 2020 NEWPORT, Mich. — The Enrico Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant in Newport lost offsite power Wednesday in what has been described as a “mayfly accumulation.”

In a report released by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that the outage was “caused by mayfly accumulation” around the facility’s switchyard. Diesel generators started automatically as a backup power supply.

According to WOIO, the facility has been trying to keep mayflies from gathering near the switchyards to avoid such an event. The reactor is located on the western side of Lake Erie……https://www.fox23.com/news/trending/swarm-insects-cause-nuclear-reactor-lose-power-michigan/Q526HAYYQBH7TMFJIPANJNOZMU/

July 4, 2020 - Posted by | incidents, USA

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