More on nuke plants’ earthquake risk
As the nuclear disaster in Japan continues, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission put out a Q&A addressing seismic issues at U.S. nuclear power plants. The agency says it does not rank individual plants’ risk of damage in an earthquake after an MSNBC story last week used NRC data to compile such a rating. It called the rankings “highly misleading.” The MSNBC story listed the North Anna Units 1 and 2 as 7th out of the top 10 plants most likely to have reactor core damage in an earthquake. The topic is of interest here because North Anna Power Station is built in one of Virginia’s active earthquake zones. See my most recent stories about North Anna here and here.