05 Aug '11, 3pm

Stat of the Week: 37 Minutes: Have the cooling systems inside a nuclear reactor in the U.S. ever failed before...

Have the cooling systems inside a nuclear reactor in the U.S. ever failed before? Yes, but it didn't last long and the impact was minimal. In March 1990, a truck backed into a transformer at the at the Alan Vogtle nuclear plant near Augusta, Georgia. The resulting local blackout caused the heat pump for one of the two reactors at Vogtle to switch off. One of the backup diesel generators was down at the time for scheduled maintenance and another failed to start. With both the regular and backup sources of power for cooling out, the temperature began to rise in the reactor. Within 37 minutes, however, an emergency backup generator came online and restarted the cooling system. So in total, the U.S. has had one cooling failure. It lasted 37 minutes and the accident was man-made, said Tony Pietrangelo, chief nuclear officer and senior vice president at the Nuclear Energy Instit...

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