Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is not included in a list of Northeastern facilities receiving “enhanced oversight” due to Hurricane Sandy.
Power plants between Maryland and Connecticut are included on that list.
“Nuclear plants are robust structures,” Pilgrim spokeswoman Carol Wightman told The Patriot Ledger. “They’re designed to withstand hurricanes and tornados.” That wasn’t satisfactory to members of Cape Cod Bay Watch, which which posted this message on Twitter:
— Cape Cod Bay Watch (@CapeCodBayWatch) October 29, 2012
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a press release Monday morning outlining storm preparations for power plants in the path of the hurricane. According to the release, inspectors are on site at all plants that could be affected by the storm.
A nuclear power plant is required to shut down in hurricane-force winds and have backup diesel generators if off-site power is lost.