View Full Version : Nuclear plant to shut down for Rita

09-23-2005, 09:01 AM

2 Texas reactors built to stand up to Category 5 storm

CNN) -- Officials at a Texas nuclear power plant in the path of Hurricane Rita prepared Wednesday to shut down two reactors.
The South Texas Project plant serving 1 million customers is built on elevated ground in Bay City, 12 miles inland from the Texas coast. It is designed to withstand storm surges from Category 5 hurricanes more at the link

This was always my main worry when living in Florida. I lived within the 10 mile radius of FPL's Nuclear plant on Hutchinson Island.