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    Urgent Nuclear Warning for New York! 10 Control Rods Fall Into Nuclear Reactor Core @ Buchanan N.Y.(Video) Monday, December 7, 2015 16:31
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      Urgent Nuclear Warning for New York! 10 Control Rods Fall Into Nuclear
      Reactor Core @ Buchanan N.Y.(Video)
      Monday, December 7, 2015 16:31

      What is up with all of these supposed “accidents?” with nuclear plants
      lately? Government Shutdown of a US Nuclear Plant at Indian Point in Buchanan
      New York after 10 control rods fall into a Nuclear reactor core caused
      by a smoldering event
      Gov’t: Shutdown at U.S. nuclear plant after 10 control rods accidentally
      fall into reactor core — Caused by ‘smoldering’ event, Fire Brigade on
      scene — Incident of this type could lead to overheating, potentially resulting
      in ‘supercriticality’ — Official: No ‘immediate’ concern
      _U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Event Notification Reports_
      tatus/event/2015/20151207en.html#en51586) , Dec 7, 2015 (emphasis added):
      1731 [EST] on December 5, 2015, Indian Point Unit 2 Control Room operators
      initiated a Manual Reactor Trip due to indications of multiple dropped
      Control Rods. The initiating event was a smoldering Motor Control Center (MCC)
      cubicle in the Turbine Building that supplies power to the Rod Control
      System… The affected cubicle has ceased smoldering and is being monitored by
      on-site Fire Brigade trained personnel… The cause of the smoldering MCC is
      being investigated and a post reactor trip evaluation is being conducted by
      the licensee… The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector and
      appropriate State and Local authorities.
      _The Journal News_
      eactor-cuomo/76862826/) , Dec 7, 2015: One of Indian Point’s two nuclear
      reactors will remain shut down for the next couple of days following a power
      loss on Saturday, a company spokesman said Sunday. Unit 2 was powered down
      around 5:20 p.m. Saturday by operators after about 10 control rods “dropped
      ” into the reactor core, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Committee…
      Neel Sheehan, a spokesperson for the NRC, said a preliminary investigation
      indicated the problem stemmed from a sudden power loss to the mechanism
      holding the rods. The plant’s control rods, made of materials that can absorb
      neutrons, are used to control the fissioning of atoms that generate power…
      Government inspectors visited Indian Point on Saturday and Sunday. “No
      immediate concerns were identified,” Sheehan said in an e-mail, adding that
      inspectors would return to the site “to follow up on troubleshooting, repair
      activities and restart planning.”
      (http://beforeitsnews.com/r2/?url=http://gothamist.com/2015/12/06/indian_point_shutdown.php) , Dec 6, 2015: In a statement, Gov. Cuomo…
      said he’s sending a team from the Department of Public Service to investigate
      the incident and monitor the process of bringing the reactor back
      Several control rods also appear to have dropped at Virginia’s North Anna
      nuclear power plant after an earthquake in 2011:
      * _U.S. NRC Event Notification_
      n.html) , Aug 29, 2011: EMERGENCY DECLARED… North Anna Power Station
      declared an Alert due to significant seismic activity
      * _U.S. NRC email_
      (http://beforeitsnews.com/r2/?url=http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1203/ML12038A235.pdf) , Sept 2011: RE: North Anna… At this
      point, it appears that the grippers for several of the control rods
      deenergized and dropped.
      * _Westinghouse patent_ (https://www.google.com/patents/US4716009) :
      A dropped rod… will initially result in a reduction in the total power
      generated by the core. The reactor will then attempt to meet the load…
      byincreasing power in the remainder of the core which could lead to local
      overheatingelsewhere in the core.
      * _Satoshi Sato, Nuclear Engineer_
      (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3nV018TVMec#t=210) , April 28, 2015 (emphasis
      added): “I don’t know if you remember, there was the earthquake in 2011 in
      Virginia. That was a big one… enough to cause vibration to the North Anna
      reactor resulting in a big spike of neutron flux — orreactor power… and
      somehow caused the additional radioactivity into the core. So that’ssomething
      scary, potentially resulting in a supercriticality.” (_IEER_
      (http://beforeitsnews.com/r2/?url=http://www.ieer.org/reports/npd7.html) : “The neutron
      spike accompanying a sudden supercriticality can lead to an explosion of the
      reactor core. It is this sort of event which occurred at the Chernobyl
      reactor”) _SOURCE_

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