Rolf Schulten/ullstein bild via Getty Images Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by Wired. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. On March 11, 2011, a one-two, earthquake-tsunami punch knocked out the safety systems at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, triggering an explosion of hydrogen gas and meltdowns in three of its six reactors—the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Fukushima’s facility was built with 1960s technology, designed at a time when engineers underestimated plant vulnerabilities during natural disasters. In the US, 20 plants with similar designs are currently operating. One of them is slated for a head-on collision with Hurricane Florence. Duke Energy Corp’s dual-reactor, 1,870-megawatt Brunswick plant sits four miles inland from Cape Fear, a pointy headland jutting out into the … [Read more...] about This Nuclear Power Plant Is Designed Like Fukushima—and Florence Is Heading Straight for It
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Danger for decades? Even closing infamous nuclear power plant TMI won't eliminate hazards Will TMI be any less dangerous after it closes? Depends who you ask. One thing is for sure: The risks won't go away entirely. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Joel Shannon, [email protected] Published 6:35 a.m. ET May 7, 2018 CLOSE After Exelon Corp. announced on May 31, 2017, that it will close Three Mile Island, those affected in the region ponder what's next. Anthony J. Machcinski, York Daily Record Will TMI be more or … [Read more...] about Danger for decades? Even closing infamous nuclear power plant TMI won’t eliminate hazards
Skip to main Content Alaska News Alaska Life Politics Outdoor/Adventure Opinions Sports Nation/World Local Anchorage | Anchorage 35°F Anchorage: 35°F Subscribe Obituaries Customer Service E-edition Feedback Sponsored Content Real Estate Arctic Author: Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Tumblr Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google Plus Print article If a Russian state-owned company has its way, remote regions of the world will soon see giant, floating nuclear reactors pumping power to port cities and drilling platforms in a real-life version of the Soviet reversal joke: In Russia, 70-megawatt nuclear reactor comes to you. The reactor in question is called Akademic Lomonosov. Once the barge is wired into the electrical grid in the Arctic town of Pevek in 2019, it … [Read more...] about Russia says its sea-based nuclear power plant is safe. Critics call it a ‘Floating Chernobyl’ for the Arctic.
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader WorldViews by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. Email the author May 1 at 5:35 PM Email the author If a Russian state-owned company has its way, remote regions of the world will soon see giant, floating nuclear reactors pumping power to port cities and drilling platforms in a real-life version of the Soviet reversal joke: In Russia, 70-megawatt nuclear reactor comes to you. The reactor in question is called Akademik Lomonosov. Once the barge is wired into the electrical grid in the northern town of Pevek in 2019, it will be the world's northernmost nuclear reactor, capable of powering a town of 100,000 … [Read more...] about Russia says its sea-based nuclear power plant is safe. Critics call it a ‘Floating Chernobyl.’
The nation’s largest electrical grid operator announced Monday it will examine whether the trend toward more gas-fired power plants and fewer nuclear and coal plants threatens the long-term security of the power supply for Pennsylvania and 12 other states.The answer, conceivably, could have implications for the Three Mile Island and Beaver Valley nuclear plants, which are planning to close unless they receive financial assistance. Local News As state help fades for 2 nuclear plants, will Trump attempt rescue? Andrew Ott, PJM Interconnection’s president and CEO, emphasized in a press conference that the current mix of power sources is robust enough to handle such disruptions as a cyber security attack, a major gas pipeline explosion or an extreme weather event.But there are legitimate concerns about whether the loss of power suppliers could affect future fuel security, Ott said.If the study finds that reforms are warranted, some current power sources needed to … [Read more...] about Are nuclear power plants needed for long-term grid security?