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 Braidwood - Emergency Shutdown Likely Happened 
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I believe due to this storm Braidwood Nuclear Power Plant likely had an emergency shutdown.

Nuclear plants release more radiation during an emergency shutdown than they do during a regular scheduled shutdown.

http://patch.com/illinois/tinleypark/severe-weather-headed-chicago-area

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Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:03 am
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Did you see any damage?

I hope everyone is ok up there...

...your reads look good today but all that water will trap some of the particulates, giving the area a break from floating dust and pollen.


Cleaned the air for a little while, at least there is a upside to this kind of loss from bad weather.

Hope you and yours are ok...

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Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:35 am
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The storms fell just South of me.

I just looked and Braidwood NPP is at 100% so maybe it didn't shutdown last night during the storms.

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Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:14 am
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yea... maybe... scary stuff!


hope it's true...


Good to know you didn't (and hopefully none) get hurt...

The reads your way look good today...

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Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:03 pm
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Well there was lots of damage done. Here is a very interesting news cast showing the previous storms tornado path along with todays/Wednesdays predicted severe storm path. Yes, a repeat of Mondays storm is predicted. http://youtu.be/J-NnoGnNbag

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Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:31 am
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I just found more information that says the Braidwood Nuclear Power Plant continued to run during the storm Monday night.

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The same storm, while still tornado-warned, tore down high-tension power lines to the Braidwood Nuclear Power Station in Braidwood, Illinois.
The station continued to produce electricity, Exelon Nuclear reported.


Source http://www.accuweather.com/en/features/trend/tornadoes_rip_across_illinois/49143062

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Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:57 am
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Clearly the plant couldn't have lost all their power lines during the storm, because they had to offload that power somewhere.

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Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:00 am
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Yepper...

...another very scary part of the nuke power prob..

You gotta spin it down or risk all that magnetic energy building up and causing a fire or explosion.

If ya can't send it down the line (so to speak) It'll make your hair stand up yards away, overheat the generators and generally cause a (heat/fire) prob for sure...


Most can't imagine the forces involved.

Here's some fun stuff...

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/1482 ... m-thin-air


Here's some info for your area KC...

http://dels.nas.edu/resources/static-as ... resent.pdf

Anyway gotta go but check em (the links above) out to get a better idea of what we can be up against at any time...

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