Sandy Batters East Coast, Nuclear Plants Stay Online
According to the NRC website updated for today there have been no changes to nuclear plant power output. Sandy is expected to have the eye make landfall at Atlantic City later today. Winds have increased to 85mph in the center of the storm. The outer bands are already causing flooding and damage on the east coast. ABC TV news is reporting the HMS Bounty sank off North Carolina with two crew still missing, the remaining crew was rescued by Coast Guard helicopter.
It would be expected that the nuclear plants in the direct path of the eye would shut down 12 hours ahead of the expectation of hurricane level winds.
Salem, Limerick and Peach Bottom nuclear plants are all in the path of the central part of the storm.
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