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Not-so-Fabulous Five

, director, Nuclear Safety Project

To some, “Fabulous Five “ brings back memories of the 1991 recruits for the University of Michigan’s basketball team—Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson. The five powered Michigan to the NCAA Division I championship games in 1992 and 1993.

Others may recall the “Fab Five,” a made-for-TV movie about a 2006 cheerleader scandal at a high school in Texas.

No one hearing “Fabulous Five” thinks about the performance of the nuclear reactors owned and operated by Entergy between 2011 and 2015. The performance during those five years was anything but fabulous, unless fabulously bad counts. Read more >

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Indian Point’s Baffling Bolts

, director, Nuclear Safety Project

On March 29, 2016, Entergy notified the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board that workers had identified degradation of bolts used to assemble the core former and core baffle plates within the reactor pressure vessel on Indian Point Unit 2 (Fig. 1). Read more >

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