TVA discovered that some of its flood risk assessments used to license the Watts Bar, Sequoyah and Browns Ferry nuclear plants were inadequate. TVA has had to install new waterproof seals and doors and raise the flood protection levels for key equipment at the plants to ensure that the plants would operate safely in the event of a dam break and maximum flood. John T. Carlin, the site vice president at Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, said the problems "were professionally embarassing"
Flood risk assessment carried out by Harrow Council
Scientists show that products made in China are associated with significantly higher carbon dioxide emissions than the same products made elsewhere. The researchers attribute China's high emissions intensity -- the quantity of CO2 emitted per dollar of goods produced -- to the nation's antiquated manufacturing processes and reliance on coal.