Thursday, September 9, 2010

USNRC thinking of reviewing seismic


The area around Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station has recently shown a slight increase in seismic activity, according to updated data analyzed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The federal agency, using data from both the U.S. Geological Survey and the Electric Power Research Institute, will run additional analysis to determine if 30 plants across the nation should make improvements to address the seismic risks, said Neil Sheehan, an NRC spokesman.

Wow, this is the first sign of seismic review in 30 years! All those nuclear guys decided that we know all there is to know, and closed down any earthquake science in ENA in those old days. That's why the monitoring is so miserable and balkanized. Well, I hope this comes to something....

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