Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Potrblog on the Virginia Quake: Be Prepared for Releases

hat tip ChasAha at Enenews

Potrblog: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 [ALERT] North Anna: Be Prepared for Radioactive Leakage Into The Atmosphere

[excerpted]"Based on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Operations Center Event Reports For 08/23/2011 - 08/24/2011, fifteen nuclear plants made emergency notifications related to the 8/23/2011 Virginia earthquake. Out of the 15 different Nuclear plants which made emergency event reports, only the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant nuclear operating plant reported that they DID NOT have any radiological releases [Event Number: 47184].

The most serious of the 15 emergency reports is from the North Anna Power Station in Virginia [
Event Number: 47181]. The North Anna station went into complete shutdown as a result the earthquake; it lost all offsite power; it went on emergency backup generators (1 of which failed). The event report states "Decay heat is being removed via the steam dumps to atmosphere".
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