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Two at-risk nuclear power plants – one with the same design as the Fukushima plant – are in the center of Hurricane Florence’s path of destruction when it makes landfall later this week.
The potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane is barreling its way across the Atlantic and has set its eye on the Carolina coast and Mid-Atlantic region – bringing with it 130 mph winds and upwards of 40 inches of rainfall in some areas.
The article goes on to state the following:
The storm will pass directly over two nuclear power plants in North Carolina when it makes landfall late Thursday night or early Friday morning.
It’s predicted to directly pass over the Brunswick Nuclear Plant – about 30 miles south of Wilmington – as well as the Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant in New Hill, a town farther inland.
The Brunswick plant’s two reactors are of the same design as those in Fukushima, Japan, that exploded and leaked radiation following a 2011 magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami.
– Infrastructure Concerns:
•At least 6 nuclear plants at risk
•9 primary steel mills in storm path
•EPA monitoring 9 toxic waste cleanup sites near Carolinas
•Flooding concerns w/ hog manure pits, coal ash dumps
→ Duke Energy operates 24+ coal ash pits pic.twitter.com/PIbEqfziZu
— Fox News Research (@FoxNewsResearch) September 12, 2018
Another Fox News report stated that a “worst case scenario” simulation of a Category 4 storm resulted in “catastrophic devastation.”
A 15-foot storm surge, up to nine inches of rainfall in some areas, downed power lines and widespread power loss would be among the devastating results of a Category 4 hurricane striking the Mid-Atlantic region head on, a recent simulation storm by FEMA concluded.
The hurricane damaged key roads making evacuations difficult, knocked out power at most gas stations in the region, and slammed hurricane-force winds into three nuclear power stations, damaging one, according to a Department of Energy simulation manual.
The make-believe hurricane also threatened hundreds of cell towers and power was knocked out at 135 data centers in Virginia and another 60 in Maryland.
The Cora scenario projected hurricane-force winds inflicting “catastrophic damage” to homes and significant damage to critical infrastructure within a 50-mile radius of the hurricane’s center. The manual makes no mention of deaths and injuries, focusing instead on infrastructure.
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