Oyster Creek Nuclear Alert: As (Hurricane Sandy) Floodwaters Fall, More Questions Arise
“Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station remains under an official Alert, a day-and-a-half after the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission declared the emergency classification due to flooding triggered by Hurricane Sandy .
“An Alert is the second category on the NRC’s four-point emergency scale.
“Neil Sheehan, a spokesman for the federal regulator, said thatfloodwaters around the plant’s water intake structure had receded to 5.7 feet at 2:15 PM EDT Tuesday, down from a high of 7.4 feet reached just after midnight…”
“Though an emergency pump was brought in when water rose above 6.5 feet late Monday, the NRC and plant owner Exelon have been vague about whether it was needed. As of this writing, it is still not clear if Oyster Creek’s heat transfer system is functioning as designed...”
“Oyster Creek was not the only nuclear power plant dealing with Sandy-related emergencies. As reported here yesterday, Nine Mile Point Unit 1 and Indian Point Unit 3-both in New York-each had to scram because of grid interruptions triggered by Monday’s superstorm.
“In addition, one of New Jersey’s Salem reactors shut down when four of six condenser circulators (water pumps that aid in heat transfer) failed “due to a combination of high river level and detritus from Hurricane Sandy’s transit.”
“Salem vented vapor from what are considered non-nuclear systems, though as noted often, that does not mean it is completely free of radioactive components. (Salem’s other reactor was offline for refueling.)
“Limerick (PA) reactors 1 and 2, Millstone (CT) 3, and Vermont Yankee all reduced power output in response to Superstorm Sandy. The storm also caused large numbers of emergency warning sirens around both Oyster Creek and the Peach Bottom (PA) nuclear plant to fail.”
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Nuclear Power Plant Risks | Hurricane Sandy
How close are you to a Nuclear Power Plant Risk Zones?
As Hurricane Sandy approached the North East Coast, almost everyone was focused on potential damage by the storm.
They forgot that water was the cause of the failure of the 3 Nuclear Power Plant Meltdowns at Fukushima, Japan.
Probably neither they, nor you, are aware of how many Meltdown Risk Zones you are in.
Chernobyl created a quarantine zone about 85% of the size of California. When a Nuclear Power Plant has problems, the risk zone can be the size of a country… or more.
There are currently 65 commercially operating nuclear power plants with 104 nuclear reactors in 31 states around the US. Thirty-six of the plants have two or more reactors.
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The Nuclear Power Plant Monopolies insist they cannot get rid of deadly radioactive waste.
Nuclear Waste is a source of incredible risk and escalating expense that could be gotten rid of except for the political elite who protect monopoly profits from liability and force us to pay to allow the Nuclear Industry and Regulators to be stupid.
Nuclear Waste includes Spent Nuclear Power Rods, which if exposed to air, can begin to burn in an unholy conflagration that will spread radiation non-stop. Putting out these Spent Nuclear Fuel Rods is not like stopping a Nuclear Bomb after it explodes. Unfortunately there are a lot of similarities.
The political elites also like to use our Nuclear Storage Risk from each Nuclear Power Plant to keep poisonous materials handy to make weapons to kill people and poison their land and water at the same time.
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