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Nuclear power plants prepare for Hurricane Sandy

29/10/2012

Hurricane Sandy is predicted to make landfall along America's east coast in the late hours of Monday 29 October. Nuclear power plants in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ontario and Connecticut are following the relevant procedures to prepare for the potential effects of the storm.

The emergency preparedness department at the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) is monitoring the progression of the storm and maintaining contact with those plants which may be affected.

For more information on how nuclear power plants prepare for hurricanes please visit: http://www.nei.org/keyissues/safetyandsecurity/emergencypreparedness/how-do-nuclear-plants-withstand-hurricanes

UPDATE 16:00 30/10/2013: According to www.weather.com: Sandy made landfall around 8 p.m. ET Monday near Atlantic City, N.J. as a "post-tropical cyclone". Sandy will continue to produce significant impacts in the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic through Tuesday.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued the following statement regarding Sandy's effect on the nuclear power plants along America's east coast: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/news/2012/12-043.i.pdf

For further updates on Sandy and its impact please follow the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on twitter (@NRCgov) or visit: http://www.nrc.gov/.