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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant shut down on Tuesday evening following an electric malfunction. The outage, which occurred at around 9:25 p.m., resulted from a breakdown on the non-nuclear side of the Calvert County facility, according to a news release. Electric service to regional homes and businesses are not expected to be affected as backup power systems are in place. In an email, Calvert Cliffs spokesman Kory Raftery said the plant is in stable condition and there is no threat to public health and safety due to the shutdown.
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By Pamela Wood and Tim Prudente, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2014
Thirty-five people were hospitalized Wednesday after being sickened by chemicals at a swimming pool at YMCA Camp Letts in Edgewater, Anne Arundel County fire officials said. Of the 35 patients, 31 were children age 6 to 16. None of the injuries were life-threatening, officials said. The incident was caused by a malfunctioning pump that regulates chemicals in a camp swimming pool, said Carla Larrick, vice president of operations for the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington. "The pump went out, probably due to the storm that took place [Tuesday]
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2014
A malfunction at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant caused an automatic shutdown of one of the two reactors there Thursday morning, the latest in a series of issues at the Southern Maryland facility. Chicago-based Exelon Corp., which operates Calvert Cliffs, said the malfunction happened during electrical breaker testing. The Unit 1 reactor shut down as a result at about 10:15 a.m. "All safety systems responded as designed and the plant came off-line as expected," Exelon said in a statement.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2014
A malfunction at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant caused an automatic shutdown of one of the two reactors there Thursday morning, the latest in a series of issues at the Southern Maryland facility. Chicago-based Exelon Corp., which operates Calvert Cliffs, said the malfunction happened during electrical breaker testing. The Unit 1 reactor shut down as a result at about 10:15 a.m. "All safety systems responded as designed and the plant came off-line as expected," Exelon said in a statement.
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December 7, 2004
A malfunction in an auxiliary power unit on the tail of an arriving Southwest Airlines passenger jet was blamed for a brief scare at Baltimore-Washington International Airport last night. Jonathan Dean, a spokesman for the Maryland Aviation Administration, said the flight from Indianapolis was taxiing to the gate when the problem occurred about 6:15 p.m. Fire and rescue crews answering the call found no fire, he said. Southwest spokeswoman Edna Ruano said the crew of the Boeing 737 was alerted that an air-traffic controller had spotted an external fire.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | July 8, 2001
State lottery officials said last night they would honor two sets of winning Lotto numbers after a malfunction forced them to hold a redrawing. "The machine didn't have the correct number of balls in it. We're going to honor two numbers," said Jimmy White, communications director for the Maryland lottery. Moments before the regular on-air 11:10 drawing for the $3.5 million jackpot, officials realized that a few of the 49 balls in the drawing machine had dropped out, White said. Officials tried to retrieve all the balls in time for the drawing but realized soon after that there were only 47 in the drum.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | October 26, 1999
The plan to move into the new $6.1 million addition at the Carroll County Detention Center on Saturday was called off when corrections officials discovered a malfunction in a pump circulating hot water from a boiler."
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By CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE | February 19, 2004
WASHINGTON - Government inspectors went to the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant this week to examine a cooling system malfunction that caused the Unit 2 nuclear reactor to shut down briefly Jan. 23. But plant and Calvert County officials said there was no cause for alarm in the shutdown and the inspection, which will last for a week, is routine. "There was no threat to surrounding areas, and there were no public health and safety consequences," said Neil A. Sheehan, a spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which dispatched inspectors to the Lusby plant Tuesday.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2013
A portable classroom at the rear of Forest Lakes Elementary School was badly damaged when a malfunctioning heating unit started a fire early Thursday morning, according to Harford County fire officials. The blaze at the school, in the 100 block of Osborne Parkway in the Forest Hill area north of Bel Air, was brought under control about 2 a.m. by several dozen Bel Air and Fallston volunteer firefighters, the fire department reported. Damages are estimated at $15,000. No changes to the school's schedule on Thursday were reported.
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By Lena H. Sun and Lyndsey Layton and Lena H. Sun and Lyndsey Layton,The Washington Post | July 2, 2009
WASHINGTON - -Five days before last week's deadly Red Line accident, a Metro crew replaced a key piece of equipment designed to prevent rail crashes, but the circuitry malfunctioned and no one in the subway system detected the problem, investigators and transit officials said yesterday. The findings raise new questions about whether Metro officials should have discovered the hazard before one train rammed into another June 22, killing nine and injuring 80. It also puts a spotlight on the Metro's maintenance crews and the design of a highly automated subway system that is supposed to be fail-safe.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
Federal inspectors found no violations as they delved into the reactor shutdowns in January at Calvert Cliffs in Southern Maryland, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday. An electrical malfunction caused both of the nuclear power plant's reactors to shut down during a snow and ice storm in January, sending natural gas prices soaring as energy providers rushed to make up for the lost electricity production. The commission sent a three-person special inspection team to the plant the following week.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2014
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Monday that it is conducting a special inspection at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Southern Maryland after an electrical malfunction caused the two reactors there to shut down. The plant, which restarted both reactors over the weekend, suffered the shutdown after snow and ice during a storm Jan. 21 apparently affected a ventilation louver filter and caused a short circuit. After the electrical supply system shut down, so did several plant systems and components that rely on electricity, the nuclear regulatory agency said Monday.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant shut down on Tuesday evening following an electric malfunction. The outage, which occurred at around 9:25 p.m., resulted from a breakdown on the non-nuclear side of the Calvert County facility, according to a news release. Electric service to regional homes and businesses are not expected to be affected as backup power systems are in place. In an email, Calvert Cliffs spokesman Kory Raftery said the plant is in stable condition and there is no threat to public health and safety due to the shutdown.
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By Dana Hedgpeth, The Washington Post | January 14, 2014
Authorities said two workers at the University of Maryland, College Park suffered injuries Monday from a flash fire after they had worked on a malfunctioning heating and air conditioning unit on the roof of a dorm. One of the workers suffered injuries that were serious but not life-threatening and was taken to a trauma center, according to Prince George's County spokesman Mark Brady. The worker's injuries involved "serious trauma to the upper body," according to Brady. The second person sustained "less serious injuries," Brady said, and was taken to an area hospital.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | April 9, 2013
A report of smoke coming from the roof forced a brief evacuation of Southampton Middle School in Bel Air Tuesday. Around 2:30 p.m., the Harford County 911 Center dispatched fire equipment to the school in the 1200 block of Moores Mill Road to investigate a report of smoke coming from the roof. The Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company responded; however, the first emergency responder to the scene reported no fire or smoke evident upon arrival, according to monitored broadcasts. Meanwhile, students and staff were evacuated and stood outside in the warm afternoon sunshine, while a fire crew climbed around on the roof but found nothing.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2013
A portable classroom at the rear of Forest Lakes Elementary School was badly damaged when a malfunctioning heating unit started a fire early Thursday morning, according to Harford County fire officials. The blaze at the school, in the 100 block of Osborne Parkway in the Forest Hill area north of Bel Air, was brought under control about 2 a.m. by several dozen Bel Air and Fallston volunteer firefighters, the fire department reported. Damages are estimated at $15,000. No changes to the school's schedule on Thursday were reported.
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July 16, 1997
Because of a telephone system malfunction, our represtatives in Advertising and Circulation were unable to take calls periodically yesterday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.Pub Date: 7/16/97
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By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Evening Sun Staff | April 10, 1991
An electrical malfunction and small fire at Harford Mall in Bel Air have caused the temporary closing of 14 stores, a mall official said today.Nancy Brown, a mall marketing official, said the malfunction cut electricity to the 14 stores and caused minor smoke and water damage to a few of them.The most damage from the malfunction, which occurred about 5 p.m. yesterday, was in Carpet Fair, she said.The 550,000-square-foot, 65-store mall at U.S. 1 and Md. 24, Harford County's largest, was evacuated and closed after the incident.
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