Monday, January 25, 2010

January 25

January 25, 1982: At 9:25 am, a ruptured steam pipe at the Ginna nuclear power plant results in an emergency as a plume of radioactive gas is leaked into the atmosphere.  Approximately 100 workers were evacuated as the   reactor was put into cold shutdown at 4:30 pm the following day.

Sources and Further Reading:
  1. Nuclear Regulatory Commission: GL82011
  2. New York Times (May 25, 1982) "Nuclear Plant Mishap Is Explained by Utility"
  3. "Ginna nuclear plant leaks radioactive gas", Riley, David, Democrat and Chronicle. Jan 25, 2014 
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