Tuesday, October 23, 2012

NRC has Failed to Adequately Address Flood Risks at Nuclear Plants from Dam Failures, Report Finds

From Union of Concerned Scientists:
Thirty-four nuclear reactors—one-third of the U.S. fleet—could face flooding hazards greater than they were designed to withstand if an upstream dam fails, according to the report, which was written by NRC staff members in July of last year. The NRC has known about these risks for at least 15 years and has failed to adequately address them.
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