From the Houston Chronicle:
Texas A&M has two reactors at its Nuclear Science Center with the Department of Nuclear Engineering in College Station.
On July 25, one of the reactors was without a licensed operator for 2.5 minutes, which is a violation of the university's license, A&M representative Marilyn Martell said in an email.
In a report to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, A&M said the reactor operator left his station to open a door, leaving the reactor control room in the hands of a trainee and electronic technician, according to The Eagle.
The university will not lose its license over this incident, because school officials took immediate action, Martell said.
The nuclear engineer overseeing the reactor left his post to open a door? Obviously it was a very complicated door since neither the trainee nor the technician were able to perform the task. That or maybe we should seriously reconsider giving Aggies nuclear reactors.