Nuclear Regulatory Commission http://kcur.org en Air Conditioning Failures Plague Kansas Nuclear Plant http://kcur.org/post/air-conditioning-failures-plague-kansas-nuclear-plant <p>The Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station, the only nuclear power plant in Kansas, remains shut down due to problems with an air conditioning compressor.&nbsp;The unit is needed to cool safety-related equipment.</p><p>Operators shut down the reactor late Wednesday afternoon, when they noticed abnormal vibration in the compressor while doing maintenance work.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:38:24 +0000 Bryan Thompson 43592 at http://kcur.org Air Conditioning Failures Plague Kansas Nuclear Plant Kan. Nuclear Plant Off 'Watch List', But New Problems Surface http://kcur.org/post/kan-nuclear-plant-watch-list-new-problems-surface <p>The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has taken the only nuclear power plant in Kansas off of its special "watch list" for plants with problems needing closer scrutiny, but some new issues have arisen.</p><p>The NRC has listed Wolf Creek in the “degraded performance” category for more than a year. That’s the next-to-the-lowest of four ratings.&nbsp;Those problems have been resolved, and the plant has been upgraded to normal status.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:38:40 +0000 Bryan Thompson 43383 at http://kcur.org Wolf Creek 'Degraded' But Making Progress http://kcur.org/post/wolf-creek-degraded-making-progress <p>After a series of problems, the operators of the only nuclear power plant in Kansas say they're making progress toward satisfying the concerns of federal regulators.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:05:40 +0000 Bryan Thompson 35355 at http://kcur.org Wolf Creek 'Degraded' But Making Progress