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Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station At Risk From Flooding and Storm Impacts Due To Outdated Assumptions-Location

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Last December, Jones River Watershed Association and JRWA’s Cape Cod Bay Watch Program once again raised concerns about flooding and storm impacts on Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station on Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts, writing to the US NRC: “We continue to believe that the PNPS site, including its nuclear waste storage area, are at risk from flooding and storms…“. They point to discrepancies between the site elevation data used by Entergy and actual elevation when estimating flood risk at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. (The US NRC appears to consistently use the 1929 elevation standard, rather than the 1988 update which takes into consideration subsidence and other changes which have occurred since 1929. Thus, their concerns may apply to most US Nuclear Power Stations.) Furthermore, they point to the use of outdated sea level assumptions, which fail to take into consideration sea level…

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September 21, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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