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August 26, 2011

New Orleans, La. - Entergy Nuclear's Indian Point Energy Center in New York, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts and Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vermont are continuing to track Hurricane Irene's path and potential for high winds and rainfall as the storm approaches New York and New England.

"Our nuclear plants are designed and built to withstand extreme weather," said John Herron, president and CEO of Entergy Nuclear. "Our team of expert personnel worked diligently this past week to ensure our plants are prepared for any impacts resulting from this storm."

Entergy employees at each site began preparing for the storm earlier this week and work is continuing to ensure each plant is prepared for the worst conditions the storm is expected to deliver.

Under severe weather procedures, plant operators monitoring area wind speeds may actually take precautionary actions to begin shutting the plants down prior to those winds reaching the site.

http://www.safesecurevital.com/newsroom/press-releases/entergy-nuclear-facilities-continue-preparati ons-for-hurricane-irene/
by asdf on Sat Aug 27th, 2011 at 10:36:18 AM EST
If there is even one diesel generator that fails to start heads should roll. They can't say they didn't have time to get prepared.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Aug 27th, 2011 at 01:17:24 PM EST
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At least one nuke plant was shut down before the storm hit New Jersey, Oyster Creek.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Sun Aug 28th, 2011 at 05:36:46 AM EST
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Oldest plant in the US, Exelon-owned. They made a deal with the local pols not to request a 20 year lifetime extension, instead opting for a 10 year one, and in return were promised there would be no bitching and moaning.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Tue Aug 30th, 2011 at 08:46:01 AM EST
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