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Many nuclear power plants could be impacted by warming water temperatures making cooling of reactor difficult

How Climate Change May Affect Nuclear Power Plants

Guest post by Mathias Maehlum Many nuclear power plants rely heavily on access to nearby sources of cold water to keep the system cool. Many of these power plants were built several decades ago and some of them are not well prepared for the warmer weather we are now experiencing. At a twin-unit nuclear power plant in Illinois, temperatures exceeded…

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