2008 Timeline

  • Resources

    • Malfunctioning crane drops cask of high-level spent fuel four inches onto concrete floor of spent fuel area (May ’08).
    • Discovery of inadequate “fix” of previous year’s cooling tower collapse (July ’08).
    • More cooling tower leaks discovered (September ’08).
    • Excess radiation exposure forces temporary evacuation of 12 workers (August ’08).
    • Excess radiation exposure forces temporary evacuation of 25 workers (October ’08).
    • Discovery of inadequate cooling tower support brackets (October ’08).
    • New cracks found in reactor’s steam dryer (November ’08).
    • Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) finding of inadequate testing of critical spray nozzles for metal fatigue (November ’08).
    • Temporary breakdown of emergency phone system (December ’08).
    • Temporary breakdown of emergency radio alert system (December ’08).