TVA said the Bellefonte plant is far above maximum probable flood level, would withstand an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and 360 mph winds. The utility's executives have said a plant review since the Japan disaster led to adding gasoline-powered generators, diesel-powered fire pumps and satellite telephones for emergency responders, among other longer-term measures.
Yeah! Sweep out the cobwebs! This is some bizzarro design that worked in Germany for only 3 years. I don't know why they stopped at only M8.9 with what they know. Why not use an even M10?
And hands up if you think this is on a rock foundation.