U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Weren’t Built for Climate Change

This Bloomberg Businessweek article discusses why U.S. nuclear power plants haven’t been built for climate change. It’s a bit scary.

In 2011, after an earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima-Daiichi power plant, Gregory Jaczko, then the chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, had to worry about two things: whether radioactive fallout would harm the U.S. and whether a similar accident could befall an American plant. The answer to the first question turned out to be no. The second question preoccupies him still.

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