Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence DIRECT HIT on Brunswick Nuclear Power plant in NC, Coal Ponds



Mary Greeley

Published on Sep 14, 2018


In a call with reporters on Wednesday, Duke officials said a decision on whether to close the Brunswick plant had not been made. But on Thursday morning, a spokesperson told Reuters the company was working to power down the plant’s two units, capable of generating a combined 1,870 MW. he two reactor Brunswick nuclear plant on the Cape Fear River in North Carolina may be critically threatened by flooding from hurricane Florence. The nuclear plant has a sea wall designed to withstand 22 feet of flooding according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The National Weather Service in Wilmington NC reported on Thursday that the Cape Fear River is expected to crest at up to 22 feet on Tuesday Sept. 17 swollen by hurricane Florence storm surge and downpours.

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