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Risk Assessment of Extreme Weather Conditions for Nuclear Power Plants at Tidal Rivers

Published Online: 30 Aug 2010
Volume & Issue: Volume 13 (2010) - Issue 1 (January 2010)
Page range: 41 - 52
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2083-4608
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1895-8281
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26 Feb 2008
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4 times per year
Languages
English
Risk Assessment of Extreme Weather Conditions for Nuclear Power Plants at Tidal Rivers

The effects of flooding on a nuclear power plant site may have a major bearing on the safety of the plant and may result in a common cause failure for safety related systems, such as the emergency power supply systems. For river sites with tidal influences, an extreme flood event - tide combined with storm water level set-up - must be assumed. A storm-tide must be covered with an exceeding frequency of 10-4/a. However, the risk assessment regarding the availability of systems and components of a nuclear power plant also includes the situation of extreme low water level of rivers, i. e. below the minimum water level necessary for the supply of the nuclear power plants with cooling water.

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