Brunswick Nuclear Plant shutting down

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The plan, she said, is to shut the 1,870-megawatt plant two hours before tropical storm-force winds reach the facility, which could happen as early as Thursday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.

They also have prepared their backup diesel generators to make sure the plants have enough fuel to keep producing power.

There are 16 reactors in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, the states that will likely suffer the most damage from Florence.

Hurricane Florence has lost some speed, retreating from its peak as a Category 4 storm, but officials warn it remains risky.

Florence expected to bring 'catastrophic' flooding to Carolinas
People in areas vulnerable to the unsafe hurricane, particularly those in coastal regions, have fled ahead of the storm. Since issuing a mandatory evacuation order Wednesday, nearly all of the more than 2500 residents left the island.

Duke Energy meteorologists are estimating power outages in the Carolinas from Hurricane Florence could be between one and three million customers, the company said yesterday, with power restoration work potentially taking weeks.

Brunswick is located about four miles (6.4 kilometers) from the coast and sits about 20 feet (6.1 meters) above sea level. A spokesman for the agency said the facility was built to withstand extreme natural events - including hurricanes and floods.

Collins said that Duke does not want Brunswick County residents to be anxious about the shutdown, but to focus on staying safe.

The National Advanced Hydrologic Advanced Prediction Service predicted flood levels on Cape Fear near the nuclear plant will reach 24.5 feet on September 17, a foot above the previous record of 23.5 feet, according to

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"They were safe then". "It's just a matter of executing at this point".

This is according to data as of 5 a.m. EST from tweets North and SC emergency management agencies.

The Brunswick Nuclear Plant has two reactors-of the same design as those used at Japan's Fukushima power plant, which exploded after being hit by earthquakes and floods.

Duke Energy Corp spokeswoman Mary Kathryn Green told Reuters that since the accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan in 2011, all us nuclear plants have installed more safety equipment, including portable pumps and generators. Heat from the reactors caused hydrogen explosions that ruptured the reactor vessels, releasing radioactivity.

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He said Mallya's claim is a vindication of the Congress's stand that the government always knew about the fleeing defaulters. The government should now explain how and why he was allowed to leave and what transpired at those meetings.

Following that disaster, federal regulators required all US nuclear plants to perform upgrades to better withstand earthquakes and flooding. "If it hadn't been for Fukushima, that vulnerability would not have been identified".

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