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Point Beach Nuclear Unit 1 Emergency Shut-Down

Point Beach Nuclear Unit 1 Emergency Shut-Down

AUGUST 11, 2021 BY 8 O’CLOCK BUZZ   On July 31, 2021, the Point Beach Nuclear Power Reactor experienced a number of valve and computer monitoring failures which could have been catastrophic, had it not been for manual overrides performed. Hannah Mortenson, Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility WI, talks about the poorly publicized incident involving the 50-year-old complex (which was designed for a 40 year service period), and their request to the NRC to send an inspection team to the reactor site.

August 24, 2021 - Posted by | safety, USA

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