Maine earthquake causes no damage at New Hampshire nuclear plant
U.S. power company NextEra Energy Inc said a moderate earthquake in southwest Maine late Tuesday caused no damage at its nuclear power plant in New Hampshire, which has been shut for a planned refueling outage since about Sept.
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#1 Oct 17, 2012
They write about a NPP that is even operating at the time and is 67 miles to the south designed to withstand a 6.5 magnitude earthquake directly under the containment building but nothing about the Ledgemere Dam, also known as Lake Arrowhead Dam (within 2 miles of the epicenter) which is an earthen dam constructed with timber crib and rock fill. The core is homogeneous. The foundation is rock. Its height is 25 feet with a length of 398 feet. Construction was completed in 1905. It has a normal surface area of 1.7 square miles. It is owned by Fpl Energy Maine Hydro Llc.
Maximum discharge is 10400 cubic feet per second. Its capacity is 10700 acre feet (~3.5 billion gallons). It drains an area of 157 square miles. If this puppy burst many people are dead within minutes!!!
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