Leak reported at Salem nuclear power plant in New Jersey

July 15, 2011NEW JERSEY – Unusual event declared based on reactor coolant leak greater than 10 GPM. “At 2053 on July 14, 2011 Salem unit 2 declared an Unusual Event due to reactor coolant system leakage greater than 10 gallons per minute. While performing a monthly Emergency Core Cooling System vent of the high head safety injection piping a motor operated valve was opened and a leak developed on the high head piping greater than 10 gallons per minute. The leak rate was approximately 11-15 gallon per minute. The leak was terminated when the motor operated valve was closed. The time of the leak was about 6 minutes.”At this time the leak is believed to be from a crack on the Boron Injection Tank (BIT) relief valve line which is connected to the high head piping. A total of approximately 90 gallon of reactor coolant leaked into the BIT room. The licensee has declared the high head safety injection inoperable and is proceeding to shut down tech support. –ENENews.com
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1 Response to Leak reported at Salem nuclear power plant in New Jersey

  1. NickK0 says:

    I do not know if there have ever been any studies done, of the long-term effects of ‘heavy water’ (read: tritium) escaping into the environment.
    Either no one wants to find out, OR, if such a study has been done, perhaps it has not been disclosed.

    – Nick

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