Perry nuclear power plant shut down

There are 5 comments on the The Plain Dealer story from May 12, 2010, titled Perry nuclear power plant shut down. In it, The Plain Dealer reports that:

Operators at the Perry nuclear power plant manually shut down the reactor about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday after pressure dropped in the equipment that automatically shuts down or "scrams" the reactor in an emergency.

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koz

Shippingport, PA

#1 May 12, 2010
The equipment that automatically shuts down or "scrams" the plant was not affected. The Plain Dealer is wrong again.
Radio

Hartford, CT

#2 May 17, 2010
Federal regulations and industry standards don't allow a reactor to operate without a working scram system.
koz

Broadview Heights, OH

#3 May 17, 2010
Radio wrote:
Federal regulations and industry standards don't allow a reactor to operate without a working scram system.
Perry didn't. Each control rod has its own independent scram accumulator system.
BDV

Decatur, GA

#4 May 17, 2010
@Radio

So they didn't. Thanx for the observation.
Radio

Hartford, CT

#5 May 26, 2010
BDV wrote:
@Radio
So they didn't. Thanx for the observation.
Your welcome.

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