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Five U.S. plants are located in earthquake zones - experts|
WASHINGTON, April 11. / Corr. Itar-Tass Surzhansky. At least five U.S. plants are located in earthquake zones. Such data are based in Redlandse / California / company ESRI Inc., which specializes in the analysis of geographical and seismic data and mapping, writes the newspaper "Yu-ec-USA Today."
Reactors, which are at heightened risk are located in California / nuclear power plants "Diablo Canyon Power Plant" and "Onofri NUCLEAR dzhenereyting Station / Texas / NPP" South Tehsas Project "/ Louisiana / NPP" Waterford Steam Electric Station / and the North Carolina / NPP, "Brunswick Steam Electric Plant".
After the accident at Japanese nuclear power plant, Fukushima-1 "Obama ordered to conduct" a comprehensive assessment of security measures "at U.S. commercial nuclear reactors, including an assessment of the risks associated with the possible effects of a powerful earthquake. Responsibility for this test is vested in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Also adopted new rules that require companies building nuclear power plants, take into account when building the local seismological stations of the conditions and design them based on the probability of large earthquakes.
As repeatedly stated, American officials, the U.S. is not going to abandon nuclear power plants. "Atoms for Peace" is "an important part of our energy future," said Obama, promising that the U.S. could learn from the accident at Japanese nuclear power plant in the design and construction of a new generation of nuclear power stations. There currently are 104 nuclear reactors, 20 percent of electricity generated in the country give nuclear power plants. -0-ba
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