Let’s look at the Flood Plans for US Nuke Plants, Post-Fukushima

12 09 2018

After Fukushima the DOE and nuke shills went into hyper-drive to assure the public there was no risk from antique nuke plants scattered all across the USA. Part of the PR effort was adding this line to the home page of nuke plants listed on the NRC site: Plant-Specific Actions in Response to the Japan Nuclear Accident.

Now that a mega-hurricane is bearing down on the US southeast, loaded with nuke plants and nuke waste and old TVA nuke products let’s check that flood scenario prep plan out.

Here’s a typical one- Vogtle nuke plant in Georgia. It is 26 miles from Augusta.
Plant-Specific Actions in Response to the Japan Nuclear Accident: Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Unit 1

On a flood prep inspection it looks like they think it’s it’s a joke. And for their ‘F’ they get a letter from the NRC.

From – https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1312/ML13123A119.pdf

Note how the nuke-speak leaves out what the issue is to protect the violator. 
Page 4 is the only place “hurricane” gets a mention.

Page 10 of this document gets to the Vogtle flood scenario plans.


maps from Duke Energy


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12 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

Mining Awareness-

As Of April, Brunswick Nuclear Power Station Still Hadn’t Addressed Flooding Worst Case Scenario (Reevaluation); Targeted By Hurricane Florence

https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/as-of-april-brunswick-nuclear-power-station-still-hadnt-addressed-flooding-worst-case-scenario-reevaluation-targeted-by-hurricane-florence/

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12 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

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12 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

Hurricane Florence will slow down, performing an agonizing crawl through the Carolinas and Southeast into early next week, producing catastrophic inland rainfall flooding, life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds.
https://weather.com/safety/hurricane/news/2018-09-12-hurricane-florence-forecast-southeast-us?cm_ven=wu_videos

…. story has good maps ….

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13 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

this looks like the plan…. pretend the problem doesn’t exist ….

Federal regulators say Westinghouse Electric Co. has no plans to clean a plume of uranium under its nuclear fuel factory despite evidence it could reach South Carolina’s water supply.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-bc-us–uranium-leak-south-carolina-20180817-story.html

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13 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

Nuke leak survival –


Prepper/Survival Resources And Protection from Radiation


Rad Prep Shelter in Place Checklist


Radiation Removal


Nuclear Survival Kit – Preparing for the Worst

If suspected exposure I am all for immediate cold shower, including eye, ears, inside mouth etc. like they have set up in science labs.

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13 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

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13 09 2018
Jack Schick

Heya Cuttlefish!
I wonder if anybody besides military could detect-and-analyze
which “forces” accomplished the breakdown of the eyewall,
dropping the threat to Cat 2 from the hysterical cat 4 or even 5.
On the issue of Fuku-style power-loss, I wonder if anyone
would report on seeing generator-trucks, like military and
film location crews have for serious duty. ??Are the Wilmington
and other nuke sites pre-positioning these emergency, portable,
generator assets?? Unfortunately, pre-position for ten feet of
inundation would not be effective, eh?
So, shallow-draft, even air-boats but must be able to carry heavy
equipment and fuel, floating on the existing flood-levels, delivering
Nation-saving electricity to the idiot-designed Nuke Death Plants!

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13 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

Earlier, when Fort Calhoun NPP in Neb. had a big flood we saw the lame attempts to ‘protect’ a nuke plant from water.

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15 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

Florence precipitation graphic –

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15 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

Mike Adams: “Nuclear power plants require weeks of cooling pumps to function for an effective shutdown. They can’t simply be switched off in an instant like a light switch. If the cooling pumps fail at any time during the weeks-long shutdown procedure, the nuclear fuel rods can boil off the coolant water and rise in temperature until a nuclear meltdown occurs.

None of this is being reported to the public by the lying media, which routinely whitewashes the risks of nuclear power.”

http://www.investmentwatchblog.com/hurricane-florence-achieves-direct-hit-on-brunswick-nuclear-power-plant-in-southport-nc-pray-for-our-safety/

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18 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

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18 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

ODDITY – coast area shows flood but NO hurricane damage. Roof on buildings ALL intact.

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19 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

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19 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

Union of Concerned Scientists
Flood Risk at Nuclear Power Plants
https://www.ucsusa.org/nuclear-power/nuclear-power-accidents/flood-risk-at-nuclear-power-plants

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19 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish
20 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

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21 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

Science Papers –
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Army Corps of Engineers – Probable Maximum Flood Estimation – Eastern US

Click to access TP-100.pdf

… a 1984 simulation study

… and they tell dams to re-think their max. precipitation tolerance – (2017)

Click to access Needs-to-Update-PMP-USSD-2017-ChandraPathak.pdf

pay $85.00 and you can read this:
Probable Maximum Precipitation Flooding Analysis for Nuclear Power Plant Permitting
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/pdf/10.1061/40976%28316%29175
… FREE preview: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-94-009-3955-4_17

under the Interior Dept. and USGS, here’s a whole dept. on Hydrology –
https://acwi.gov/hydrology/
… and they do risk assessment

NRC: POTENTIAL FOR INCREASED ROOF LOADS AND PLANT AREA FLOOD RUNOFF
DEPTH AT LICENSED NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS DUE TO RECENT CHANGE IN
PROBABLE MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION CRITERIA DEVELOPED BY THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE – 1989
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/gen-comm/gen-letters/1989/gl89022.html

Application of Radar-Rainfall Estimates to Probable Maximum Precipitation in the Carolinas
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258462881_Application_of_Radar-Rainfall_Estimates_to_Probable_Maximum_Precipitation_in_the_Carolinas

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21 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

Did Brunswick or other US nuke plants on coasts ever do a storm surge stress test like this?

Click to access stresstestsfornppsites_march2012.pdf

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21 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

hey, speaking of “damage control” …
NRC says spent fuel casks near flood water pose no threat
https://www.coloradoindependent.com/2011/06/26/nuclear-regulatory-commission-says-spent-fuel-casks-near-flood-water-pose-no-threat/

IAEA paper (2003) – Flood Hazard for Nuclear Power Plantson Coastal and River Sites

combination threats
of tide, surge, wave runup, river discharge (p. 79)
so nit-wits at Brunswick cannot claim they didn’t know ….

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24 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

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24 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

Let’s look at how this terrible flooding is disturbing to everyone in the region –

… and USGS thinks it’s OK to leave water gauges disabled. Shame on them!

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29 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

NRC – Generic Issues page, Flooding of Nuclear Sites
https://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/regulatory/gen-issues/dashboard.html#genericIssue/genericIssueDetails/4

NRC cartoon of how they meet new flood standards – (except they fudged on the berm specs etc. when doing the “upgrades”)

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