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    Default Re: 12 Nuclear Plants in Path of Hurricane Florence

    Dramatic Footage Of Florence Devastation; 600K Without Power; Fatalities Reported

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...-bomb-has-gone

    Nothing about Nuclear Plants being damaged.

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    Default Re: 12 Nuclear Plants in Path of Hurricane Florence

    Bright sunshine this morning again in far western North Carolina. We expect the rain and wind to start later today. Meanwhile we are happy about some extra nice weather for morning and afternoon activities.

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    Default Re: 12 Nuclear Plants in Path of Hurricane Florence

    Quote Posted by ichingcarpenter (here)
    Coal Ash pits North Carolina

    Besides the huge Hog waste water pits filled with blood, pig feces, and pig urine I pointed out upthread that I guarantee will be breach with this storm.

    They have huge Coal Ash pits that will also breech and have breached in just storms











    I have more on the coal ash but you can research it ........these pictures are from rain storms not hurricanes.


    Neither of these industries have experienced a Hurricane of this magnitude and this much water affecting the whole state.
    I know the nukes are a real concern to all of us ,
    but both the hog and coal wastes are guaranteed to cause an environmental disaster unheard of in our times.

    enjoy your bacon........and spare ribs while you can....... those prices are gonna go up.
    Hi ichingcarpenter,

    I was reminded by your post after reading a couple articles this morning.

    NBC isn't my go to news source, however there does seem to be at least kernels of truth.

    Danger may still be lurking in Florence's floodwaters even after the storm is over
    In addition to usual hazards after a storm — including inundated septic systems — North Carolina's hog farms could pose worse problems if they flood.
    by Elizabeth Chuck / Sep.15.2018 / 6:40 AM ET



    Quote Rescue workers from Township No. 7 Fire Department and volunteers from the Civilian Crisis Response Team use a truck to move people rescued from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence Sept. 14, 2018 in James City, North Carolina.Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
    Quote Even after Florence passes, the hazards from the hurricane won't be over: Lingering floodwaters can pose a potential risk to anyone exposed to them.

    "The water is not going to be safe, both from chemical and biological contamination. After a disaster, we tend to see a lot of skin infections and skin rashes," said Jeff Schlegelmilch, deputy director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University.

    There can also be waterborne illnesses, ranging from inconvenient but fairly harmless gastrointestinal ones, such as norovirus, to rarer, more serious bacteria, such as Vibrio, a potentially deadly micro-organism.

    And while North Carolina is susceptible to all of these usual threats that breed in waters left behind by a major storm, the state is also vulnerable to an additional unique — and unpleasant — set of problems.

    As a top producer of hogs, North Carolina faces the distinct possibility of getting inundated with nasty pollutants through hog feces that overflow into Florence's floodwaters.

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    "Those waste materials are going to contain antibiotics, of which hogs are fed very high quantities to speed up their growth rate, in addition to the viruses and bacteria that are naturally found in hog feces," said Rachel Noble, professor for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute of Marine Sciences.

    Among other things, hog feces can carry campylobacter or salmonella, Noble said — bacteria that if ingested, can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    It wouldn't be the first time hogs contributed to flooding woes in North Carolina. In 1999, when Hurricane Floyd slammed into the area, the carcasses of thousands of hogs and other livestock floated through toxic floodwaters that were also laced with feces, pesticide and fertilizer. The stench of the sludge was so overpowering, rescue workers had to put Vick's Vapo-Rub under their nostrils to try to numb their sense of smell as they waded through floodwaters, according to the Associated Press.

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    Florence could flood hog manure pits, taint drinking water
    The state also has more than two dozen coal ash pits run by Duke Energy, North Carolina's main electricity provider. The ash, a byproduct of coal burned to generate electricity, contains mercury, arsenic and lead. Duke Energy spokesman Bill Norton told the AP earlier in the week that crews would be monitoring water levels at coal ash pits throughout the storm to try to prevent overflow.

    Regardless, there are ways to prevent getting sick. Tap water typically gets contaminated by sewage treatment systems and septic systems becoming flooded, destroying their ability to filter out animal or human fecal pathogens; before drinking water or using it to brush teeth, boil it first (local and state health officials may have additional requirements depending on the contaminant).




    Mayor of Morehead City, North Carolina, details Florence floods
    SEP.14.201802:37
    As for floodwaters, it's important to not let any seep into open wounds — something that can be tricky for people who are escaping a hurricane's wrath.

    "Have skin protection if you're in the water," Schlegelmilch said. "Use gloves wherever you can. If you have any kinds of cuts or nicks on your leg, make sure to keep those areas very clean, and just try to avoid exposure to any of it as much as possible."

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    Families forced to evacuate to shelters face uncertainty as Hurricane Florence closes in
    Those exposed to floodwaters should be particularly vigilant for any signs of vibrio — which is very rare, but can quickly become life-threatening. The bacteria, which is more often associated with consuming raw or undercooked oysters, can cause diarrhea and fever and skin infection, and can enter through an open cut or sore.

    "If they have a really red, angry infection that makes them feel really, really bad, you have a situation where they need to seek medical help as quickly as possible," Noble said.

    DON'T ASSUME WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK
    The CDC offers additional recommendations for how to stay safe in floodwaters after a disaster.

    Donna Knutson, deputy director for the national center for environmental health with the CDC, warned that bacteria that cause diarrheal illnesses, in the form of salmonella and E. cola, are likely to be present in floodwaters after the storm. She cautioned people who rely on well water not to assume that their water was safe to drink once they return home after Florence.

    "Even if your wells don't look like they've been contaminated, talk to your local officials about testing the water after the hurricane is gone," she said.

    What's most important for people returning to flooded areas, according to experts, is to not assume that water left over from the storm is OK to consume or wade through without protection, even if days have passed.

    "I think it's safe to say if there's standing floodwater, and you're back in the neighborhood, it's not clean," Schlegelmilch said.
    Link: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...-after-n909711

    Hurricane Florence could flood North Carolina's hog manure pits, taint drinking water
    It's happened before: When Hurricane Floyd struck in 1999, carcasses of hogs, chickens and other drowned livestock bobbed in a soup of toxic fecal matter.
    by Associated Press / Sep.12.2018 / 6:34 AM ET

    Quote Hurricane Florence's heavy rains could cause an environmental disaster in North Carolina, where waste from hog manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites could wash into homes and threaten drinking water supplies.

    Computer models predict more than 3 feet of rain in the eastern part of the state, a fertile low-lying plain veined by brackish rivers with a propensity for escaping their banks. Longtime locals don't have to strain their imaginations to foresee what rain like that can do. It's happened before.

    Homes are partially submerged near Tarboro, North Carolina, on Sept. 23, 1999, after the passage of Hurricane Floyd.Homes are partially submerged near Tarboro, North Carolina, on Sept. 23, 1999, after the passage of Hurricane Floyd.Joe Skipper / Reuters file
    In September 1999, Hurricane Floyd came ashore near Cape Fear as a Category 2 storm that dumped about 2 feet of water on a region already soaked days earlier by Hurricane Dennis. The result was the worst natural disaster in state history, a flood that killed dozens of people and left whole towns underwater, their residents stranded on rooftops.

    The bloated carcasses of hundreds of thousands of hogs, chickens and other drowned livestock bobbed in a nose-stinging soup of fecal matter, pesticides, fertilizer and gasoline so toxic that fish flopped helplessly on the surface to escape it. Rescue workers smeared Vick's Vapo-Rub under their noses to try to numb their senses against the stench.

    "This one is pretty scary," said Jamie Kruse, director of the Center for Natural Hazards Research at East Carolina University. "The environmental impacts will be from concentrated animal feeding operations and coal ash pits. Until the system gets flushed out, there's going to be a lot of junk in the water."

    North Carolina has roughly 2,100 industrial-scale pork farms containing more than 9 million hogs — typically housed in long metal sheds with grated floors designed to allow the animals' urine and feces to fall through and flow into nearby open-air pits containing millions of gallons of untreated sewage.

    During Floyd, dozens of these lagoons either breached or were overtopped by floodwaters, spilling the contents. State taxpayers ended up buying out and closing 43 farms located in floodplains.




    Nearly 2 million evacuating in preparation for Florence
    SEP.12.201801:12
    To prepare for Florence, the North Carolina Pork Council says its members have pumped down lagoon levels to absorb at least 2 feet of rain. Low-lying farms have been moving their hogs to higher ground.

    "Our farmers and others in the pork industry are working together to take precautions that will protect our farms, our animals and our environment," said Brandon Warren, the pork council's president and a hog farmer. "The preparations for a hurricane began long before the past few hours or days. Our farmers take hurricane threats extremely seriously."

    The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that it would be monitoring nine toxic waste cleanup sites near the Carolinas coast for potential flooding. More than a dozen such Superfund sites in and around Houston flooded last year in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, with spills of potentially hazardous materials reported at two.


    Also of concern are more than two dozen massive coal ash pits operated by Duke Energy, the state's primary electricity provider. The gray ash that remains after coal is burned contains potentially harmful amounts of mercury, arsenic and lead.

    Since power plants need vast amounts of water to generate steam, their unlined waste pits are located along lakes and rivers. Some of the pits were inundated during past storms, including during Floyd and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

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    After a 2014 spill at a Duke plant coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic gray sludge, state regulators forced the Charlotte-based company to begin phasing out its coal ash pits by 2029. Because that work was already underway, wastewater levels inside the ash ponds have been falling, Duke Energy spokesman Bill Norton said Tuesday.

    "We're more prepared than ever," said Norton, adding that crews will be monitoring water levels at the pits throughout the storm.

    The company is also preparing for potential shutdown of nuclear reactors at least two hours before the arrival of hurricane-force winds. Duke operates 11 reactors at six sites in the Carolinas, including the Brunswick Nuclear Plant located south of Wilmington near the mouth of the Cape Fear River.

    The Brunswick plant's two reactors are of the same design as those in Fukushima, Japan, that exploded and leaked radiation following a 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Following that disaster, federal regulators required all U.S. nuclear plants to perform upgrades to better withstand earthquakes and flooding.

    Duke Energy did not respond to requests for information about specific changes made at Brunswick, other than to say emergency generators and pumps will remove stormwater at the plant if it floods. The company issued assurances this week that it is ready for Florence, which is predicted to pack winds of up to 140 miles per hour and a 13-foot storm surge.

    "They were safe then. They are even safer now," said Kathryn Green, a Duke spokeswoman, referring to the post-Fukushima improvements. "We have backups for backups for backups."
    Link: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...6?icid=related
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    Default Re: 12 Nuclear Plants in Path of Hurricane Florence

    Interesting Duke was not responding to questions....the REAL question is....WOULD they report a Fukushima like happening?

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    Quote Posted by Foxie Loxie (here)
    Interesting Duke was not responding to questions....the REAL question is....WOULD they report a Fukushima like happening?
    It's a great question Foxie and there's more.

    At 1 min. 50 sec. mark, Suspicious0bservers reports a Chinese nuclear plant in the direct path of super typhoon Mangkhut.

    I looks unlikely it could miss the plant, so I'm not sure what that will bring.

    Either way it will be devastating too.

    Hope I didn't stray to far off course.

    Praying for all .

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    Default Re: 12 Nuclear Plants in Path of Hurricane Florence

    From Mike Adams, the health ranger.

    Our prayers go out to all those who remain in the path of Hurricane Florence.

    I've been watching the live satellite imagery, and what's most shocking to me is that the Brunswick nuclear power plant received a direct hit, and the eye of the storm remains almost directly over the nuke plant, dumping huge amounts of rain.

    Also from Mike: The internet is abuzz with the hilarious discovery of a Weather Channel reporter caught faking like he’s barely able to stand in hurricane-force winds while two guys casually stroll down the street behind him.

    Hilariously, he’s leaning in the wrong direction, since the correct maneuver is to lean into the wind. As you can see in the laugh-out-loud video below, he’s actually leaning away from the wind while faking like he’s barely able to stand. This is yet more proof that many so-called journalists are actually just “crisis actors” who use TV broadcasts to carry out elaborate hoaxes and staged crisis events.

    An on-screen number shows the wind is actually just 29 mph where this reporter is located, which explains why other people are able to easily walk around in shorts.

    See the full video at this REAL.video link, where it won’t be banned:

    REAL.video/5835253261001
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    Default Re: 12 Nuclear Plants in Path of Hurricane Florence

    Quote Posted by Ba-ba-Ra (here)
    Also from Mike: The internet is abuzz with the hilarious discovery of a Weather Channel reporter caught faking like he’s barely able to stand in hurricane-force winds while two guys casually stroll down the street behind him.

    Weather Channel Anchor Acts Like He Can Barely Stand... As Two People Casually Walk By


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    Default Re: 12 Nuclear Plants in Path of Hurricane Florence

    Hog Farms disaster



    Pork industry says everything is fine

    https://www.porkbusiness.com/article...na-pig-farmers

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    Default Re: 12 Nuclear Plants in Path of Hurricane Florence

    Update....my friend's backyard is completely submerged and water is creeping under their house. This is the worse they've ever seen. The town of Lumberton, where he works, is in bad shape. Many of their roads have been cut off due to flooding and looks to continue well into the week. They are concerned about the damage under the house and should know more in the next couple of days. They will likely need a new roof. Best case scenario is to have the rain stop however they are due a couple more inches by tomorrow and currently are under a tornado watch. Power will be out for several more days if not the entire week. The good news, he and his family are o.k. as are extending family members, however some of their family members in Wilmington lost their entire roof.

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    Default Re: 12 Nuclear Plants in Path of Hurricane Florence

    Quote Posted by ichingcarpenter (here)
    Hog Farms disaster

    This image you posted is from 1999 not current events, fyi

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    Quote Posted by we-R-one (here)
    Quote Posted by ichingcarpenter (here)
    Hog Farms disaster
    This image you posted is from 1999 not current events, fyi
    Nor is that photo in the original article by JoAnn Alumbaugh provided by ichingcarpenter. :blush: It's in this one by Emily Atkin: Hurricane Florence Is a Public Health Emergency, Too

    Posted under the image: Dead pigs float down a flooded road after Hurricane Floyd hit North Carolina in 1999. (AP Photo/Alan Marler) It’s easy to miss because the font is a light grey and in small print. The reporter may be limited by the template layout. She does make reference to Hurricane Floyd in 1999 in her article.


    *Suggestion: add a quick note to say the image is from elsewhere.
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    Default Re: 12 Nuclear Plants in Path of Hurricane Florence

    Has there been any news about the 12 nuke plants?

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    Quote Posted by Foxie Loxie (here)
    Has there been any news about the 12 nuke plants?
    I'm asking the same question Foxie .

    My daughter was on alert to go there, then was informed on Saturday they wouldn't be going at all without a reason.
    She was just sent to the Boone Draw Fire in Colorado.

    I trust the MSM about as much as everyone else, however last night it was sobering to hear them say "if you plan on staying notify your next of kin."

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    Can anyone confirm, deny or add to this alleged collapse ?

    Florence's rains: Coal ash landfill collapses in Carolinas
    The coal-fired Sutton plant was retired in 2013 and the company has been excavating millions of tons of ash from old waste pits and removing it to safer, lined landfills.
    Sep.16.2018 / 2:59 PM ET / Source: Associated Press

    Quote Heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast, Duke Energy says.

    Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said late Saturday about 2,000 cubic yards of ash were displaced at the L. V. Sutton Power Station outside Wilmington and that contaminated runoff likely flowed into the plant's cooling pond.

    The company has not yet determined whether the weir that drains the lake was open or if contamination may have flowed into the Cape Fear River. That's roughly enough ash to fill 180 dump trucks.

    Florence slammed into the North Carolina coast as a large hurricane Friday, dumping nearly 3 feet of rain and swelling the region's rivers. The resulting flooding forced swift-water rescues and left several people dead.

    Sheehan said the company had reported the incident to state and federal regulators "out of an abundance of caution."

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    The coal-fired Sutton plant was retired in 2013 and the company has been excavating millions of tons of ash from old waste pits and removing it to safer, lined landfills constructed on the property. The gray ash left behind when coal is burned contains toxic heavy metals, including arsenic, lead and mercury.

    Duke has been under intense scrutiny for the handling of its coal ash since a drainage pipe collapsed under a waste pit at an old plant in Eden in 2014, triggering a massive spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in gray sludge.

    In a subsequent settlement with federal regulators, Duke agreed to plead guilty to nine Clean Water Act violations and pay $102 million in fines and restitution for illegally discharging pollution from coal-ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants. The company is in the process of closing all of its coal ash dumps by 2029.

    Spokeswoman Megan S. Thorpe at the state's Department of Environmental Quality said state regulators will conduct a thorough inspection of the site as soon as safely possible.

    "DEQ has been closely monitoring all coal ash impoundments that could be vulnerable in this record breaking rain event," Thorpe said. She added that the department, after assessing the damage, will "hold the utility accountable for implementing the solution that ensures the protection of public health and the environment."

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    Wilmington cut off by extreme flooding as Florence threatens Carolinas with still more rain
    There are at least two other coal-fired Duke plants in North Carolina that are likely to be affected by the storm.

    The H.F. Lee Power Station near Goldsboro has three inactive ash basins that flooded during Hurricane Matthew in 2016, exposing a small amount of coal ash that may have flowed into the nearby Neuse River. The old waste pits are capped with soil and vegetation intended to help prevent erosion of the toxic ash beneath.

    The Neuse is expected to crest at more than 9 feet above flood stage Monday, and Sheehan said the company expects the same ash basins are likely to be inundated again.

    At the W. H. Weatherspoon Power Station near Lumberton, Sheehan said it had already rained more than 30 inches by Saturday evening, causing a nearby swamp to overflow into the plants cooling pond. The Lumber River is expected to crest at more than 11 feet above flood stage Sunday, which would put the floodwaters near the top of the earthen dike containing the plant's coal ash dump.

    Environmentalists have been warning for decades that Duke's coal ash ponds were vulnerable to severe storms and pose a threat to drinking water supplies and public safety.

    "Disposing of coal ash close to waterways is hazardous, and Duke Energy compounds the problem by leaving most of its ash in primitive unlined pits filled with water," said Frank Holleman, a senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center who has battled the company in court.

    "In this instance, it appears that Duke Energy has not done enough to ensure that its new Wilmington landfill safely stores coal ash. After this storm, we hope that Duke Energy will commit itself to removing its ash from all its unlined waterfront pits and, if it refuses, that the state of North Carolina will require it to remove the ash from these unlined pits."
    Link: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...olinas-n910046
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    Default Re: 12 Nuclear Plants in Path of Hurricane Florence

    Quote Posted by Foxie Loxie (here)
    Has there been any news about the 12 nuke plants?
    it was a CAT 2 or cat1 when it made land fall?

    Meh... I bet the plants are fine unless they were so poorly planned that they were built at the bottom of a flood plain.
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    Default Re: 12 Nuclear Plants in Path of Hurricane Florence

    Per The Health Ranger: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-...under-way.html

    Emergency declared at Brunswick nuclear power plant in North Carolina… all personnel blocked from entering the facility as “hot shutdown” under way.

    Full details of the event are found at this NRC.gov nuclear power plant alert page, which states:

    UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO SITE CONDITIONS PREVENTING PLANT ACCESS

    “A hazardous event has resulted in on site conditions sufficient to prohibit the plant staff from accessing the site via personal vehicles due to flooding of local roads by Tropical Storm Florence.”

    Notified DHS SWO, FEMA OPS, and DHS NICC. Notified FEMA NWC, NuclearSSA, and FEMA NRCC via email.

    In other words, the Brunswick power facilities can no longer be accessed by workers and technicians even as they are running a “hot shutdown” which requires human oversight.
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    Default Re: 12 Nuclear Plants in Path of Hurricane Florence

    I'm finding it difficult to believe that any of the plants were being shut down as reported by Duke Industries through NBC.

    It just seems to me that more than 600,000 people would be without power if that were the case.
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    Default Re: 12 Nuclear Plants in Path of Hurricane Florence

    Just wanted to know about their classification


    US NRC
    Emergency Classification


    An Emergency Classification is one of a set of names or titles established by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for grouping off-normal events or conditions according to (1) potential or actual effects or consequences, and (2) resulting onsite and offsite response actions. The emergency classification levels, in ascending order of severity, are Notification of Unusual Event (NOUE), Alert, Site Area Emergency (SAE), and General Emergency (GE). Both nuclear power plants and research and test reactors use these emergency classification as defined below. The vast majority of events reported to the NRC are routine in nature and do not require activation of our incident response program. For information on how we respond to an event that could threaten public health and safety, see How We Respond To an Emergency.

    1, Notification of Unusual Event (NOUE) – Events are in progress or have occurred which indicate a potential degradation of the level of safety of the plant or indicate a security threat to facility protection has been initiated. No releases of radioactive material requiring offsite response or monitoring are expected unless further degradation of safety systems occurs. [Note: This term is sometimes shortened to Unusual Event (UE). The terms Notification of Unusual Event, NOUE and Unusual Event are used interchangeably.]

    Purpose: The purpose of this classification is to assure that the first step in future response has been carried out, to bring the operations staff to a state of readiness, and to provide systematic handling of unusual event information and decision-making.

    2 Alert – Events are in progress or have occurred which involve an actual or potential substantial degradation of the level of safety of the plant or a security event that involves probable life threatening risk to site personnel or damage to site equipment because of HOSTILE ACTION. Any releases are expected to be limited to small fractions of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protective action guides (PAGs).

    Purpose: The purpose of this classification is to assure that emergency personnel are readily available to respond if the situation becomes more serious or to perform confirmatory radiation monitoring if required, and provide offsite authorities current information on plant status and parameters.

    3 Site Area Emergency (SAE) – Events are in progress or have occurred which involve actual or likely major failures of plant functions needed for protection of the public or hostile action that results in intentional damage or malicious acts; 1) toward site personnel or equipment that could lead to the likely failure of or; 2) that prevent effective access to, equipment needed for the protection of the public. Any releases are not expected to result in exposure levels which exceed EPA PAG exposure levels beyond the site boundary.

    Purpose: The purpose of the Site Area Emergency declaration is to assure that emergency response centers are staffed, to assure that monitoring teams are dispatched, to assure that personnel required for evacuation of near-site areas are at duty stations if the situation becomes more serious, to provide consultation with offsite authorities, and to provide updates to the public through government authorities.

    4.General Emergency – Events are in progress or have occurred which involve actual or imminent substantial core degradation or melting with potential for loss of containment integrity or hostile action that results in an actual loss of physical control of the facility. Releases can be reasonably expected to exceed EPA PAG exposure levels offsite for more than the immediate site area.

    Purpose: The purpose of the General Emergency declaration is to initiate predetermined protective actions for the public, to provide continuous assessment of information from the licensee and offsite organizational measurements, to initiate additional measures as indicated by actual or potential releases, to provide consultation with offsite authorities, and to provide updates for the public through government authorities.

    The following are emergency classifications for nuclear materials and fuel cycle facility licensees:

    Alert
    - Events may occur, are in progress, or have occurred that could lead to a release of radioactive material[s], but the release is not expected to require a response by an offsite response organization to protect people offsite.

    Site Area Emergency - Events may occur, are in progress, or have occurred that could lead to a significant release of radioactive material[s], and the release could require a response by offsite response organizations to protect people offsite.


    https://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/emerg-...ification.html

    Apparently water surrounds the place right now let's hope it doesn't escalate to level 2 or 3

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    Default Re: 12 Nuclear Plants in Path of Hurricane Florence

    I'm not surprised..as mentioned earlier, it's not the hurricane per se, it's the flooding which causes problems and if you've watched the coverage over the past couple of days, the area of Brunswick was inundated with heavy amounts of water.

    Remember the fictitious hurricane Cora training?

    "The fictional storm made landfall in the heavily populated Hampton Roads region, bringing a 15-foot (4.5-meter) storm surge and up to 9 inches (23 centimeters) of rain to some areas within the first six hours. That cut off main routes — used for escape as well as for rescuers — in the Hampton Roads area and elsewhere.

    In the scenario, Cora also slammed hurricane-force winds into three nuclear power stations. One was damaged. Thirty-three major power substations were at risk from storm surge and major flooding."


    EDIT TO ADD:
    "At risk is the entire Eastern seaboard of the United States, which would be rendered uninhabitable for 300 years if a nuclear fuel meltdown occurs." - Mike Adams
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