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Fukushima failed to cool it's reactors because the cooling pumps were flooded. These pumps are located near the Ocean and they pump the water required to keep the reactor cores cool and thus avoid a core meltdown. Now with that information as a background, pay close attention to the double speak in this news article.

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Rising water levels can flood a nuclear plant's pumps, which are part of the system that keeps its reactors at a safe temperature.

Nuclear power plants are required by the federal government to follow security protocols if natural hazards, like flooding, put the facility in danger. According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Lake Ontario was only a foot short of placing Nine Mile in the lowest-level emergency action plan.

Despite the close call, the plant's owner Exelon did not feel the situation warranted the unusual event status because the high water levels were not threatening operations. So the company appealed for a change.

The proposed amendment was approved. The new lowest-level emergency action plan will be triggered if there is a flooding around the plant that would prohibit plant staff from accessing the site in their vehicles. It will also apply to Exelon's other nuclear plant in Oswego County, Fitzpatrick.


FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://wrvo.org/post/high-lake-ontario-levels-nearly-pushed-nine-mile-nuclear-plant-emergency-action

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Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:24 pm
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That whole article is worth reading. Pay close attention to this quote from the NRC spokesperson.

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"We want these emergency action levels to reflect actual emergencies as opposed to a condition that was not foreseen when they were developing these levels," said NRC spokesperson Neil Sheehan.


Since when is flooding a "not foreseen" event for Lake Ontario? The national weather service regularly predicts the weather events that cause flooding and also issues warnings about flooding in advance. How can a NRC spokesperson say something like this?

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