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Extreme Heat, Drought Show Vulnerability of Nuclear Power Plants via inside climate news

Reactor shutdown in Connecticut is latest sign that nuclear energy would face challenges from climate change. Will 2012 go down as the year that left the idea of nuclear energy expansion in the hot, dry dust? Nuclear energy might be … Continue reading

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Heat Sends U.S. Nuclear Power Production to 9-Year Low via Bloomberg Business News

Nuclear-power production in the U.S. is at the lowest seasonal levels in nine years as drought and heat force reactors from Ohio to Vermont to slow output. Generation for the 104 plants in the U.S. fell 0.4 percent from yesterday … Continue reading

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