Max Alert Down Graded To Alert: Columbia Nuclear Offers Partial Explanation As To Unusual Readings
We are down grading our Maximum Alert from yesterday to Alert, based on Columbia Nuclear's update to today's NRC Event Report #49290. In that report, Columbia Nuclear states: "There has been no change in the radiation levels at the plant.".
They blame the usual radiations readings from ONE of the monitors on failed cooling equipment, however they offer no explanation on why the second monitor also indicated usual readings.
There still are key things to be concerned about in this situation even if their partial explanation, in its limited scope, is 100% full and accurate; however, NRC event reports are known for their "Clinton Speak" where one never knows what the definition of "is" is. For these reasons, we still remain "Alert" to this situation.