Cooper Nuclear Station Running Without Emergency Generators

Cooper Nuclear Station, a one unit GE Mark 1 reactor, just like the units at Fukushima was fully operating at 100% power without either emergency diesel generator functioning. One unit has since been restored. The other unit is apparently still out of service.

One was already out of service due to a rainwater leak in the roof of the building it is housed in. The service water for the other unit sprung a small leak taking the other generator out of service. If Cooper were to lose offsite power it would have no back up AC power available if both generators are out of service or fail to operate.

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