Issac May Strike US Nuclear Plants

The current path of Hurricane Issac has it on a path that may brush Turkey Point nuclear plant in Florida and head directly for the Farley nuclear plant in Alabama. Turkey Point sits on the coastline. Farley is inland in Alabama but may still receive a considerable storm depending on what category Issac is at when it makes landfall.

As much of a concern as the storm is the power outage potential. All US nuclear plants rely on offsite AC power to operate and stay in a safe shut down. If the plants lose offsite power they are then dependent on the diesel generators. If those fail the plant goes into a station blackout, a higher risk situation.

A full map of US nuclear reactors can be found here: http://www.nrc.gov/info-finder/reactor/

Turkey Point currently has one reactor running at 100% and one at 1%.
Farley 1 & 2 are both at 100%
If anything changes we will post updates.

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