NRC releases long-withheld Diablo Canyon tsunami analysis

November 2014
Energy Daily;11/12/2014, Issue 218, p3
The article discusses a draft report released by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission which concluded that subsea landslides off the West Coast can produce higher waves than previously considered and damage safety equipment at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant near Avila Beach, California. The report was prepared by R.T. Sewell Associates in 2003 but was never adopted by Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analysis (CNWRA) which called the results too speculative for use in licensing decisions.


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