Sandy: A Warning Rising Seas Threaten Nuclear Plants

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Indian Point Nuclear Generating, Units 2 and 3. Photo source: ©© NRCgov

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As Hurricane Sandy barreled ashore a year ago, the storm forced the shutdown of several Northeast coastal nuclear power reactors.

No nuclear power plant in Sandy’s path was in imminent danger of a meltdown, but the force and size of the storm surge served as a warning that rising seas and higher storm surges, driven in part by climate change, could eventually have a devastating effect on the seven low-lying nuclear power generating sites on the Northeast Coast in future hurricanes…

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