The United States is all-in on new nuclear. Change ). The petition is supported by detailed, specific expert opinion. BREDL has informed the NRC that there must be an entire reevaluation of the seismic/structural integrity of the entire nuclear plant. Plant Vogtle is part of the Administration’s efforts to help revitalize and expand the U.S. nuclear industry.

A combination of two Southern Nuclear project teams won a Top Innovative Practice (TIP) Award from the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) for the development and use of continuous online monitoring of digital components that will further enhance safety and efficiency of nuclear energy facilities. During the ensuing years after construction, the Pisa tower continued to sink into the ground due to the inability of the failing foundation to sustain the tower’s heavy weight. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. In its legal brief, based on this Fairewinds Associates report,  BREDL asked for a formal investigation of the Southern Nuclear Operating Company for making “materially false statements” to the NRC by claiming that the leaning walls were caused by construction tolerance measurements when the real reason the walls have moved is that the ‘basemat  foundation’ of the Vogtle nuclear island (NI) is sinking. Keep up to date on all of your Southern Nuclear News. On May 11, BREDL filed a nineteen-page legal petition requesting a hearing before the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board on a License Amendment for Plant Vogtle’s Unit 3.

Now with the Covid-19 Pandemic, and these newly uncovered flaws, the construction will slow further as a complete safety review must be conducted to ascertain whether the ‘basemat foundation’ meets the foundation integrity demanded for a nuclear island (NI).

These new reactors have advanced safety systems that automatically shut the reactor down without any operator action or external power source. Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, manages and operates six nuclear power electric generating plants that provide approximately 20 percent of the electricity used in Alabama and Georgia. You can find the Fairewinds Associates expert report and BREDL’s legal filing here and under the reports section of this Fairewinds site. Senior Radiation Protection (RP) Technician - Plant Vogtle. [BREDL Petition]  https://www.fairewinds.org/demystify/georgia-nuclear-vogtle-unit-3-is-sinking-bredl-petition  18 May 2020, You can find the Fairewinds Associates expert report and BREDL’s legal filing here and under the reports section of this Fairewinds site.

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On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League [BREDL] announced that part of the Vogtle Unit 3 nuclear power plant currently under construction in Waynesboro, Georgia, is sinking.

Online monitoring involves retrieval of real-time data, which is then analyzed for changes that may occur over time – also called drift – to ensure that facility transmitters are operating properly. Arnie Gundersen wrote an expert witness report. Under rules of procedure, Southern Company has 25 days to respond.”.

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