NRC Sends More Inspectors to Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant
HOLLYWOOD, Md. (April 16, 2015) — After another dual plant shutdown at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby last week the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is sending inspectors to delve deeper into the causes of the latest mishap.
The shutdown was listed as an unplanned one, according to the NRC. When a transmission line from the power grid feeding electricity into the plant failed, it caused the shutdown of the two fission reactors.
After the shutdown, reactor No. 2’s backup electrical generator activated to provide power but “tripped” just 11 seconds later, the NRC stated.