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Investigations at Nuclear Power plant Sites

    Before deciding on locating a nuclear power plant at a site the site and its adjoining areas are investigated in detail to determine the geology and tectonics of the site area for determining the maximum earthquake potential of the area, the probable values of different components of earthquake ground motion - acceleration, velocity and displacement - and suitability of the site to support the plant structures.

Approach to Seismic Risk Assessment

 

 This page was updated on 12 January 2011