Monday, September 17, 2018

Duke Energy’s Brunswick Nuclear Plant Inaccessible Due To Flooding, Workers Stranded

Duke Energy’s Brunswick nuclear plant inaccessible due to flooding, workers stranded

Duke Energy’s Brunswick nuclear plant, about 30 miles south of Wilmington, has declared a state of emergency as the 1,200-acre complex remains cut off by flood waters and and is inaccessible to outside personnel. The plant has declared an “unusual event,” the lowest level of nuclear emergency, as required by Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said NRC spokesman Joey Ledford. The twin-reactor nuclear plant, located 4 miles inland, is stable and poses no threat to public safety, Ledford said. The facility has off-site electricity from the power grid to cool the nuclear reactors and radioactive nuclear waste at the site. Flood water has not entered the facility and has not exposed critical equipment to risk. Source

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