Floodwaters limit access. Reactors in hot shutdown mode.
“None of the roads are passable,” NRC spokesman Joey Ledford told the News & Observer. “The plant is safe. The reactors are in hot stand-by mode 3 shutdown.”
Duke Energy’s Brunswick Nuclear Plant – about 30 miles south of Wilmington – declared the state of emergency for an “unusual event”, the lowest required by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, after roads surrounding the 1,200-acre complex were impacted by flooding and downed trees.
The plant is stable and poses no threat to public safety, Said Ledford. Floodwaters have not entered the facility or threatened any important equipment. The plant “remains safely shut down.”
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