NRC reports no abnormal events at US NPPs in fiscal 2009

23 July 2010

The USNRC has reported that there were no incidents in commercial nuclear power stations in the period of May 2009-April 2010 that involved a major reduction in the degree of protection of public health and safety.

A total of nine abnormal occurrences were reported at medical facilities.

The last abnormal event in nuclear fuel was in March 2006 when 35L of HEU solution leaked into a glovebox at Nuclear Fuel Services in Erwin, Tennessee.

The last abnormal event at a commercial nuclear power plant was the reactor vessel head degradation at Davis-Besse nuclear power station, discovered in February 2002.

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