Earthquakes and Nuclear Power Plants- This Chat is closed


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My name is Dr. Annie Kammerer and I am a senior seismologist and earthquake engineer at the NRC. I oversee research on a broad range of seismic topics. I also have 15 years of experience in the private sector, and have authored many publications, regulatory guidance, technical reports and journal articles. I hold a BS in Civil Engineering, an MS in Geotechnical Engineering and a PhD in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering.

I look forward to your questions about how the NRC makes sure plants can withstand any earthquakes they may experience. I can also talk about the Mineral, Va., earthquake in 2011 that affected the North Anna nuclear power plant. (Just for the record, I won’t be able to address specific questions about designs or risk at specific sites.)