The Byron Illinois nuclear plant once again had another emergency declaration due to the loss of off site power. Unsurprisingly information is limited, but as of this morning the site is still generating power at 99%. Given that the reactor has not yet SCRAMMED, the situation bares monitoring. If a reactor SCRAM does occur, precautions would be wise.
Currently both surface and Jet Stream winds are blowing from Byron, Il towards Chicago. Should a SCRAM or radioactive release occur, consider monitoring the wind maps shown below; these maps indicate the current wind directions and auto update themselves every time the page is reloaded or refreshed.
The NRC Event report for the current situation is Event Number: 47708 on 2/29/2012; please note that the NRC has apparently changed its http: linking nomenclature, as a result today's direct link (above) to event 47708 will point somewhere else in the future. For historical purposes you may search for the Event 47708 (2/29/2012) at this link. http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/
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