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Nuclear Reactors Vulnerable in Hurricane, Storm Surge

November 2, 2012

Protecting Nuclear Plants from Nature’s Worst
October 31, 2012
As superstorm Sandy bore down on the East Coast, three nuclear power plants were shut down and an alert was issued for the Oyster Creek plant in New Jersey.
Source: The Washington Post

Are Nuclear Plants Safe in Hurricanes? Incident During Sandy Suggests They May Not Be

November 2, 2012
Oyster Creek nuclear power station was offline on Monday for maintenance, but officials said Sandy's storm surge came within 6in of damaging its cooling system.
Source: OpEdNews

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