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Inspection launched at Clinton NP following transformer failure


 USA, Illinois: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has launched a Special Inspection at the Nuclear Generating Station in Clinton, Illinois, to review the conditions after the recent failure of a transformer and the subsequent manual shutdown of the reactor.

Inspectors will assess the technical details regarding the recent operational failure, evaluating the operation of equipment and reviewing the facility’s response to the incident, reports Daily Energy Insider.

Inspectors will also review the condition evaluation and corrective actions taken after a similar event that occurred in 2013 with another transformer.

The transformer failure, which occurred on 9 December, caused a loss of power to certain safety related equipment. Redundant safety systems remained available and operable, and other plant systems responded as expected. Workers installed a new transformer before the facility resumed operations.

Source: Daily Energy Insider