Lochbaum Presentation to NRC Panel on Flooding

January 3, 2014
David Wright
Former contributor

On January 6, the NRC is holding a hearing on the threat flooding and other extreme events pose to nuclear plants. Flooding at Fukushima, Ft. Calhoun and at a number of Northeast plants during Hurricane Sandy has prompted the NRC to take a closer look at plant flood protections.

cart-horseDave’s presentation can be found here.

The other panelists will include Robert DeNight, operations director at the Salem plant in New Jersey; Stuart Lewis, program manager at the Electric Power Research Institute; Chandra Pathak, principal engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Geoff Bonnin, chief of the Hydrologic Science and Modeling Branch of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration; and Lance Vail, a senior research engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The full set of presentations is here.

This hearing will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will be webcast simultaneously.