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Saturday, October 6, 2012

NRC faulted for not acting on Jocassee Dam risks

NRC faulted for not acting on Jocassee Dam risks
Greenville News
The Lake Jocassee dam is as massive as its waters are deep, looming 385 feet high over both the people who live in the valley below and the three huge nuclear reactors that power the Upstate and beyond. One question standing in the shadow: Forty years ...http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20121006/NEWS/310060012/NRC-faulted-not-acting-Jocassee-Dam-risks?odyssey=nav|head&nclick_check=1

Regulators Warn Of Flood Risk At SC Nuclear Plant

News Channel 7 -
Federal regulators say the danger of flooding at Duke Energy's Oconee Nuclear Station in South Carolina is higher than previously thought. The report says estimates of flooding have increased substantially if the 385-foot high Jocassee Dam failed upstream ...http://www2.wspa.com/news/2012/oct/05/4/regulators-warn-flood-risk-sc-nuclear-plant-ar-4690065/

Key Jocassee Dam safety concerns kept from public, whistleblower says

Greenville News - ‎Oct 5, 2012‎
The full extent of concerns over the integrity of the towering Jocassee Dam that helps cool the Oconee Nuclear Station have been kept from public eye by the federal government, a nuclear regulatory whistleblower alleges. The 385-foot-high earthen dam was ...http://www.greenvilleonline.com/interactive/article/20121005/NEWS/310050046/Key-Jocassee-Dam-safety-concerns-kept-from-public-whistleblower-says?odyssey=nav|head

Flood risk higher than thought at Duke nuclear plant, federal report says

News & Observer -
Duke Energy's Oconee nuclear plant in South Carolina faces more flood risk from an upstream dam than earlier estimated, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says. Estimates of flooding if the 385-foot-high Jocassee Dam failed “have increased substantially ...http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/10/05/2391629/flood-risk-higher-than-thought.html

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