The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting in Atlanta on Nov. 6 about post-Fukushima modifications to Duke Energys nuclear plants in the Carolinas.
The NRC ordered changes to the U.S. nuclear fleet after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that crippled the Japanese power plant. Nuclear operators were told to reevaluate how they would respond to events that werent considered in the plants designs, including loss of offsite power, cooling capabilities and flooding.
Duke expects the changes will result in new on-site, portable and off-site equipment to be installed at its plants, said spokeswoman Rita Sipe. Duke operates the McGuire and Catawba plants near Charlotte, Harris near Raleigh, Brunswick on the N.C. coast and the Robinson and Oconee plants in South Carolina.
The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at the NRCs regional office at 245 Peachtree Center Ave., NE, Suite 1200 in Atlanta. Bruce Henderson
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