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Fukushima in America? Twelve Nuclear Power Plants in Path of Hurricane Florence

At least twelve operating nuclear reactors are in the predicted path of Hurricane Florence, which has been upgraded to a category 4 storm as it surges toward the U.S. East Coast. According to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which offers an interactive map of active nuclear reactors, two plants are vulnerable to both heavy rainfall and the expected storm surge which could bring a surge of up to 20 feet of ocean water pouring into coastal areas.

Those two reactors, located NE of Myrtle Beach, North Carolina, are known as “Brunswick Steam Electric Plant, Unit 1” and “Brunswick Steam Electric Plant, Unit 1.”

Each unit produces nearly 1,000 MWe of electricity, and they are both built on the General Electric “Type 4” power plant design, which is almost identical to the GE nuclear power plant design used in the Fukushima-Daiichi reactors in Japan. All of these reactors are designed and constructed as “boiling-water reactors” or BWRs. The designs are decades old, and they are subject to catastrophic failures and even core meltdowns that release radioactive isotopes directly into the atmosphere and surrounding areas……… https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-1

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September 13, 2018 - Posted by | safety, USA

1 Comment »

  1. I must admit that the end message of the above video is not exactly my cup of tea. However, the information about the Brunswick and other nuclear power stations does need to be heard, and I commend Anita Fuentes for her passionate and thorough research.

    Comment by Christina MacPherson | September 13, 2018 | Reply


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