Monday, no plants have had to shut down as a result of the storm although some plants, including Oyster Creek and Salem Unit 2, were already out of service for regularly scheduled refueling and maintenance outages. All plants remain in a safe condition, with emergency equipment available if needed and NRC inspectors on-site.
â€œGiven the breadth and intensity of this historic storm, the NRC is keeping a close watch on all of the nuclear power plants that could be impacted,â€ NRC Chairman Allison Macfarlane said.
Our extra inspectors sent to the potentially affected sites will continue, on an around-the-clock basis, to independently verify that the safety of these plants is maintained until the storm has passed and afterwards.
The NRC has dispatched inspectors to all of the plants that could experience effects of the storm.
Those inspectors, working with the NRC inspectors on-site on a daily basis, will independently verify that operators are following relevant procedures to ensure plant safety before, during and after the storm.
In addition, the NRC is monitoring the storm from its emergency response centers. Nuclear power plant procedures require that the facilities shut down under certain severe weather conditions. The plantsâ€™ emergency diesel generators are available if off-site power is lost during the storm. Also, all plants have flood protection above the predicted storm surge, and key components and systems are housed in watertight buildings capable of withstanding hurricane-force winds and flooding.
Email: email@example.comThe NRC will continue to track Hurricane Sandy using the resources of all federal
agencies and several weather forecasting services. The agency will also continue to
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