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Nuclear reactor threatened by Michigan flooding, but news media ignores this

 

Current Event Notification Report for May 20, 2020   https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/en.html#en54719

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
5/19/2020 – 5/20/2020
Event Text

NOTICE OF UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO DAM BREAK AND POTENTIAL FLOODING AT SITE

At approximately 1930 EDT on May 19, 2020, the Dow Chemical Company TRIGA Reactor received notification of an upstream dam break in Sanford, Michigan and the potential to flood the facility. A Notification of Unusual Event was subsequently declared at 1930 EDT.

The reactor was in a shutdown condition at the time of the event and has been due to COVID-19.

The licensee is monitoring the flood situation in the area and licensee personnel have responded to the site. The NRC remains in the normal mode of operations.
Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Operations Center, CISA IOCC, FEMA NWC (email), DHS Nuclear SSA (email), and FEMA NRCC SASC (email).

May 21, 2020 - Posted by | climate change, safety, USA

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