|Nuclear Waste||How to deal with ever-increasing deadly nuclear waste.||Active||Nuclear Energy|
|Shut San Onofre||Objective is permanent decommissioning of SONGS||Hot||Nuclear Energy|
|Shutdown Diablo||Goal is permanent shut down of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant||Hot||Nuclear Energy|
One of the major problems with the Japanese plant was that the 23-foot tsunami wiped out backup diesel generators that run the cooling system at the plant. Dietrich said that wouldn’t happen at San Onofre; not only is the plant protected by a 30-foot reinforced seawall—seven feet higher than the crest of the tsunami that struck Japan—but also, the generators are in water-tight, missile-resistant bunkers that sit at an elevation of 30 feet above sea level.
I recall hearing 15meters, which is the same thing. The pictures I saw showed the buildings on a coastal bluff. Most likely the cooling water intakes got fouled by tsunami debris. I heard the diesel gen sets were running when the tsunami hit. On hindsight, it would have been prudent to have diesel gen shutdown during tsunami. I think the reactor buildings themselves were designed for the 15M event, but obviously the emergency cooling system wasn't.I recall reading the elevation was some 45 feet above sea level.
|Project Name||Nuclear Energy|
|Project Description||Nuclear Energy|
|Project Founder||Raymond Lutz|
|Project Curator||Raymond Lutz|
|Project Parents||Energy Policy|
|Project Type||Issue Oversight|
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