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Shearon Harris finds another flaw

Posted November 26, 2013

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— Inspectors at Duke Energy's Shearon Harris nuclear plant in southwest Wake County have found a flaw there for the second time in a year.

Duke's Scott Williamson notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Nov. 18 that an ultrasonic inspection revealed the flaw, invisible to the naked eye, in a nozzle.

The plant was not active at the time. It shut down Nov. 9 for refueling, a scheduled bit of maintenance, and will not start back up until the flaw is repaired, Duke told the NRC.

"The flaw and repair have no impact to the health or safety of the public," Williamson wrote in his report.

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  • Ex-Republican Nov 27, 2013

    "This is why we all need a new modern Nuclear power plants. They Navy uses them."

    Agreed 100%.

  • really02 Nov 27, 2013

    This is why we all need a new modern Nuclear power plants. They Navy uses them.

  • chfdcpt Nov 27, 2013

    Why don't you ask former gov Hunt about the nuclear waste? NC was part of the South East Compact, and our nuclear waste (power plant and medical use) was being shipped to SC. Of course, when it was NC's turn to build a disposal site and get ready to do our part of the "agreement", gov Hunt backed out of the agreement.

    As for Yucca Mt in NV, talk to Harry Reed about that. He pushed for the funds to build the place, then decided to fight to shut it down came re-election time.

  • Ex-Republican Nov 27, 2013

    "What is not good enough here is the lies from the petroleum-based fuel interests." Mon Account

    Exactly, what are those lies?

  • Mon Account Nov 27, 2013

    Wind, solar, and other green energy are great but can not replace nuclear, oil and gas currently, perhaps never.

    Natural gas is cleaner than coal but NOOOOO, that's not good enough for the progressives.
    -CarolinaTim

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    Look to Germany, Norway, Switzerland and the like. Progressives don't see substituting one carbon-heavy fuel source for another one that is less heavy as a real solution. Because it is not. What is not good enough here is the lies from the petroleum-based fuel interests.

    "Oooh, 'cleaner'!!!" How about just "clean"?

  • CarolinaTim Nov 27, 2013

    Unless you consider spent nuclear fuel "emissions". BTW, what is the plan to dispose of the waste? Uh, PHukushima anyone? Wait until the fracking starts and the "unrelated" earthquakes begin to shake.

    Atheistinafoxhole
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    Spent fuel is NOT emissions. It is something to be concerned with and they do treat it with concern.Eventually, it decays and of no concern except the waste.

    Until the progressives are willing to shut off you computers and electricity and walk, you seem hypocritical in your lectres about energy and 'global warming'.
    Wind, solar, and other green energy are great but can not replace nuclear, oil and gas currently, perhaps never.

    Natural gas is cleaner than coal but NOOOOO, that's not good enough for the progressives.

  • CarolinaTim Nov 27, 2013

    The fracking statement is laughable." - carolinatim

    :-)Hey, now there's a post that's just full of scholarly references!

    ILoveDowntownRaleigh
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    It wasn't intended to be a scholorly reference.

    It achieved it's intended purpose.

  • Vote for Pedro Nov 27, 2013

    There was a plan to store in an engineered cave in Yuca Mountain. There were other sites as well. Obama killed the Yuca Mountain project. timexliving

    You know that facility sits on top of fault lines don't you?

  • BernsteinIII Nov 27, 2013

    "Sooner or later it's going to pop. When it does what will you do?" Timeforstupidity

    And you know this... how? LOL.

  • WralCensorsAreBias Nov 26, 2013

    Sooner or later it's going to pop. When it does what will you do?

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