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Hurricane Harvey Couldn't Stop the South Texas Project

The South Texas Project

As Hurricane Harvey battered southeast Texas over the past week, the devastation and loss of life in its wake have kept our attention and been a cause of grief.

Through the tragedy, many stories of heroics and sacrifice have emerged. Among those who have sacrificed are nearly 250 workers who have been hunkered down at the South Texas Project (STP) nuclear plant in Matagorda County, Texas.

STP’s priorities were always the safety of their employees and the communities they serve. We are proud that STP continued to operate at full power throughout the storm. It is a true testament to the reliability and resiliency of not only the operators but of our industry.

The world is starting to notice what a feat it is to have maintained operations through the catastrophic event. Forbes’ Rod Adams did an excellent job describing the contribution of these men and women:

“STP storm crew members deserve to be proud of the work that they are doing. Their families should take comfort in the fact that their loved ones are performing jobs that help to sustain life and health and to enable their home area to begin the long, difficult process of recovery.”

STP Chief Nuclear Officer Tim Powell said it best when he described his teammates who stayed on-site through the storm:

“Their dedication, teamwork and morale has been exceptional. We have our organization set up and we are taking care of our people. If you want an example of what a true nuclear professional looks like, look no further. It makes me feel very confident about the future of our company and industry.”

We thank the STP team for their hard work.

If you’d like to make a donation to assist victims of the storm, The New York Times published a list of charitable organizations and tips for how best to contribute.

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