Walkie Talkie shuts nuke plant safety system

The Davis-Besse nuclear power plant near Toledo, OH, lost the entire emergency shutdown system all because of a walkie talkie.

03/24/2011


The Davis-Besse nuclear power plant near Toledo, OH, lost the entire emergency shutdown system all because of a walkie talkie.

The scenario goes like this: A technician at the power plant used his walkie talkie in a room containing a back-up or auxiliary control panel for a system designed to automatically pump water into the reactor in the event of a catastrophic accident.

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