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Title: Tornado damage at the Grand Gulf, Mississippi nuclear power plant site: Aerial and ground surveys. Technical report

Abstract

A tornado struck the Grand Gulf nuclear power generating station, Port Gibson, Mississippi, about 11:30 p.m. on April 17, 1978. Storm damage investigators from the University of Chicago and Texas Tech University were dispatched to survey the damage. The meteorological situation that spawned the Grand Gulf tornado and seven others in the area is discussed. Aerial surveys of the entire damage path and detailed surveys of the plant site are presented. An engineering evaluation of the damage is also presented based primarily on information gained from detailed ground surveys.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Chicago Univ., IL (USA). Dept. of Geophysical Sciences
OSTI Identifier:
6322200
Report Number(s):
PB-286858
TRN: 79-009062
DOE Contract Number:  
NRC-04-74-239; NRC-04-76-345
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; GRAND GULF-1 REACTOR; REACTOR SITES; GRAND GULF-2 REACTOR; DAMAGE; TORNADOES; BWR TYPE REACTORS; DISASTERS; ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS; POWER REACTORS; REACTORS; STORMS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; WIND; 220900* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Reactor Safety

Citation Formats

Fujita, T T, and McDonald, J R. Tornado damage at the Grand Gulf, Mississippi nuclear power plant site: Aerial and ground surveys. Technical report. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Fujita, T T, & McDonald, J R. Tornado damage at the Grand Gulf, Mississippi nuclear power plant site: Aerial and ground surveys. Technical report. United States.
Fujita, T T, and McDonald, J R. Fri . "Tornado damage at the Grand Gulf, Mississippi nuclear power plant site: Aerial and ground surveys. Technical report". United States.
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author = {Fujita, T T and McDonald, J R},
abstractNote = {A tornado struck the Grand Gulf nuclear power generating station, Port Gibson, Mississippi, about 11:30 p.m. on April 17, 1978. Storm damage investigators from the University of Chicago and Texas Tech University were dispatched to survey the damage. The meteorological situation that spawned the Grand Gulf tornado and seven others in the area is discussed. Aerial surveys of the entire damage path and detailed surveys of the plant site are presented. An engineering evaluation of the damage is also presented based primarily on information gained from detailed ground surveys.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {9}
}

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