At Oyster Creek, a "Fukushima style" reactor on the Jersey shore, the storm surge came within six inches of disabling emergency pumps needed to keep spent fuel assemblies from overheating.
What does EP stand for?
EP stands for Emergency Pump
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- Elektro Phalasteeni (artist)
- Elite People
- Elvis Presley
- Emancipation Patent
- Emergency Power
- Emergency Preparednesss/Preparation
- Emergency Procedure
- Emergency Procurement (various locations)
- Emergency Protection (nuclear reactors)
Samples in periodicals archive:
We made the immediate decision to shutdown the station and contacted the Environment Agency to arrange for emergency pumps to be taken to site to aid with clearing the flooding and to protect the site from further damage.
Water started pouring into the ship, and the cargo of guano clogged up the emergency pumps.
After the accident, the plant's three other old, German-made emergency pumps were examined and found vulnerable to similar problems.
The water tanks were unreachable, and the electricity current was cut, which halted the work of electric pumps; the emergency pumps did not work, and none of the emergency measures worked either, meaning it was not possible to cool the nuclear reactor.
Scottish Water said the sewage was halted yesterday - two-and-a-half days on from the initial incident - after emergency pumps were installed at Seafield plant in Leith, Edinburgh.
Emergency pumps finally stopped the flow, more than 60 hours after a "catastrophic failure" at Edinburgh's main treatment works resulted in 200million litres of untreated effluent pouring into the estuary.
the nation's largest utility, said Wednesday it covered up in 1992 a defect in an emergency pump for cooling down a reactor core in an accident in order to pass a government inspection.