March 13th, 2011 – Dams and ocean cooled plants – Imagine a sustained SBO at a PWR!

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From:Circle, Jeff
Sent:Sunday, March 13, 2011 2:41 PM
To:Mitman, Jeffrey


I’ve been at the Ops Center throughout the weekend on this tsunami. As we understand it, the tsunami-induced site flood that followed the earthquake was the event that gave them the SBO.

Although people here are talking about the GSI-199 implications of this event, I feel that we should be revisiting external flooding in the future.

Not only dams but, ocean cooled plants. Imagine a sustained SBO at a PWR!

Have a good trip to Wilmington.



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