In case the news in your area has been too busy covering “THE WEDDING” just thought you would like to know that a nuke plant right here in the good old US of A had it’s power knocked out. The devastating storms and tornadoes that ripped through the south land here knocked the Brown’s Ferry Nuclear Power Plant out and onto
……..diesel backup power and into emergency and automatic cold shutdown.
Bill McCollum, the chief operating officer of Tennessee Valley Authority, said it may be weeks before power can be restored to all of the 300,000 customers whose power is supplied by the federal utility.
“With the level of damage we have, it will be — we hope it will be days until we get most of the customers back on, but it will be weeks before we’ve fully repaired all of the damage,” he said.
McCollum said the reactors, now being cooled by backup diesel power, are safe.
He said the spent fuel pools also are being cooled by backup diesel power and are safe.
Now where have we heard that before? Were we not told that there was nothing to worry about after the Tsunami that wiped out Fukishima?
Think it is irrelevant here?
All three units at TVA’s 3,274-megawatt Browns Ferry nuclear plant in Alabama tripped about 5:30 EDT (2230 GMT) after losing outside power to the plant, a spokesman for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said.
A TVA spokeswoman said the station’s backup power systems, including diesel generators, started and operated as designed. External power was restored quickly to the plant but diesel generators remained running Wednesday evening, she said.
The Browns Ferry units are among 23 U.S. reactors that are similar in design to the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan where backup generators were swept away in the tsunami that followed the massive earthquake on March 11.
Nope, nothing to see here, move along! LOOK! Over there!
The MSM sucks. They should stop calling themselves “news” organizations and “journalists”- when all they really provide is infotainment. Bread and circuses.