Friday, May 1, 2009

aged pipes leak in nuclear power plant

Corroded pipes remind the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that--shocker--infrastructure that is decades old must be monitored.
Indian Point 2, whose 40-year operating license expires in 2013, already faces harsh criticism from New York State and county officials who want it shut down.

...One argument raised by New York State in opposing extension of the license of Indian Point 2 or the adjacent Indian Point 3 reactor is that crucial components are aging in ways that the operators may not anticipate or understand. Read full article

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