[ RadSafe ] Southeastern US weather. Was Re: TVA Browns Ferry Nuclear Complex
doug.huffman at wildblue.net
Mon May 2 19:51:06 CDT 2011
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I am on my way home to Wisconsin after surviving the Ringgold, GA tornado.
I had stopped there for an overnight on my way to a bicycling event in
Florida. The motel's roof was piled around my VW Jetta. My wife and I
were evacuated to a shelter Tuesday night and only today recovered the
car from the impound. It has a thousand dings, dents and scratches, and
a cracked windshield but runs fine. My very expensive recumbent trike
On 5/2/2011 18:40, Maury wrote:
> Hi Roger,
> Old but here is a little bit -- am working for more current information.
> Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant recovering after losing power
> Posted: *Apr 28, 2011 9:27 AM CDT *
> Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in AL lost power due to severe storms.
> (Source: CNN) Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in AL lost power due to severe
> storms. (Source: CNN)
> (CNN) - Crews are working to restore power to a nuclear plant in
> northern Alabama.
> The severe storms that cut across the Southeast Wednesday night also
> managed to knock out external power to three nuclear reactors at the
> Browns Ferry plant.
> Back-up generators kicked in, so nuclear regulators said the plant is
> safely in shutdown mode.
> The plant is operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority, which has
> declared it's lowest level emergency for the plant, classifying it as an
> unusual event.
> No radiation was released.
> Copyright 2011 CNN. All rights reserved.
> On 5/2/2011 6:11 PM, Roger Helbig wrote:
>> Does anyone know the current status of this plant? Nuc News is
>> putting out
>> a gloom and doom story written by Paul Noel for Pure Energy System News
>> that claims that they are operating on diesel power to cool shut down
>> reactors and spent fuel pools a la Fukushima.
>> Were the reactors even shut down or are they still operating? If
>> they were
>> shut down, are the diesel generators really consuming thousands of
>> of diesel fuel per hour (this seems pretty preposterous)
>> Roger Helbig
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