Sunday, June 13, 2010
Surry-1 N.I. fire, shutdown
Surry 1 experienced a partial loss of electrical power and a brief nuclear instrumentation fire leading to a scram on June 8th. This article describes the incident as far as is known and indicates an NRC inspection team is enroute. One might suspect a transient leading to an NI power supply failure of some sort, leading to the shutdown but that's just guesswork. Surely we'll find out soon.