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10 Near Misses at U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Considered Precursors to a Meltdown

 

In addition to the 163 accident precursors or near misses documented by the NRC, Greenpeace identified three significant near misses that NRC risk analysts failed to review under the agency’s Accident Sequence Precursor Program (ASP): the triple meltdown threat to Duke Energy’s Oconee Nuclear Station west of Greenville, South Carolina. According to NRC’s risk analysts, if nearby Jocassee Dam had failed, all three of the nuclear reactors at Oconee were certain to meltdown.The report identified the following incidents as the top 10 near misses at nuclear plants between 2004-2014:

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That’s 163 since Chernobyl….

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