Just In: Reactor shutdown at Three Mile Island — Release “sounded like a jet engine” — Official admits steam may be radioactive — NRC inspector inside control room
September 20th, 2012
CNN: The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant shut down unexpectedly Thursday when a reactor coolant pump failed, federal regulators said. [… An NRC spokesman] said one of the four reactor coolant pumps appears to have stopped working. Though three others remain, the system shuts down when an anomaly is detected, he said.
WCAU: An NRC inspector is on site and in the plant’s control room, according to officials.
Daily Record: Immediately after the shut down, an inspector with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission responded to the plant’s control room to ensure safety systems were functioning as designed, said Neil Sheehan, an NRC spokesman. “(The inspector) did not identify any immediate concerns with operator or equipment performance,” he said.