Louisiana Nuke Plant in trouble from hurricane Ida

The Yazoo Herald –

“WASHINGTON — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a nuclear power plant 25 miles west of New Orleans has declared an “unusual event″ — its lowest level of emergency — after the facility lost offsite electrical power.

The Waterford nuclear plant in Killona, La., had shut down protectively on Saturday in anticipation of Hurricane Ida. The plant has maintained safe shutdown conditions with power from emergency diesel generators, the nuclear agency said.

On Sunday night, grid operators requested that the River Bend nuclear power plant in St. Francisville, Louisiana, reduce power because of load demands. The plant is stable and operating at 35 percent power with no significant equipment issues reported, officials said.

The Grand Gulf nuclear plant in Port Gibson, Mississippi, is operating at full power with no significant weather-related issues expected from Ida. No significant flooding has been reported at any of the sites. . . “

https://www.yazooherald.net/latest-us-declares-public-health-emergency-post-ida-1

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They downplay the impact of loss of power. Fukushima nuke plants all melted down when the backup power failed. Emergency power generation at nuke plants works just for hours.

More here later . . .

 


SEE ALSO – During 2003 grid outage Indian Point Nuke Plant backup diesel generators FAILED

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tropical Storm Barry 4 pm Location-Advisory #10; 4:54 pm Advisory Maps for Wind; Flooding; Storm Surge

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While the oil and gas industry, and shipping have largely shutdown, Waterford Nuclear Power Station in Killona is operating at 100%, with no concern for risk of levee failure or other hazard: https://archive.li/ZAtJz

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov



Waterford Nuclear Power Station is on the Mississippi River, apparently below river level, but protected by a levee (unless the levee fails) and by some amount of waterproofing. It almost faces the Bonnet Carre spillway and is near Lake Ponchartrain. The official map has the storm surge stopping right next to the nuclear power station, which appears rather arbitrary – unless because of the levee. The levee has been strained because of Trump appointee Richard Kaiser’s refusal to open the Morganza spillway. It’s purpose is to reduce strain on the levee. The Morganza was built almost 70 years ago so it could be opened and used: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/07/11/tropical-storm-barry-key-messages-storm-surge-rain-endangers-levees/


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