In the next 20 years, the United States may overtake a nuclear crisis


According to reports from the rating agency Moody's, large-scale climate change could trigger a crisis in the US nuclear power industry in the next 20 years.


A team of analysts conducted a study of 57 US nuclear power plants in order to determine the possible impact of environmental changes on the operation of nuclear power plants in the next couple of decades. As a result, it turned out that most nuclear facilities would not be able to adequately cope with the climatic challenges of the near future. Thus, nuclear power plants may suffer from a lack of water resources necessary to cool the reactors - this will lead to the shutdown of the plants. Due to the flooding of rivers, devastating floods can begin. Bloomberg writes about it.

American nuclear power plants generate a fifth of all electricity in the United States. The main problem of these objects at the present time is not technological equipment, but a rapidly changing global climate situation on the planet.

According to analysts, official Washington should allocate the necessary funds to adapt the nuclear power plant to the upcoming environmental changes.

Earlier, Masayuki Ikeda, a professor at the University of Tokyo from the Department of Planetary Research and Earth Studies at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, announced that another ice age could begin on our planet in about 100 thousand years.
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  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 21 August 2020 22: 21
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    Fu, idle talk. It may start, it may not start, it may cause it, it may not cause it ...
    And the fact that YUSA has decided to invest in the industry is not to be overwhelmed ...
  3. Cyril Offline Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) 22 August 2020 04: 49
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    It was 2021, in Russia they are still waiting for the rotten West to completely rot, and the hated dollar collapse.
  4. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
    Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 22 August 2020 07: 05
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    So, it seems, Yellowstone is the main hope of the “patriots”.
  5. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 22 August 2020 10: 35
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    in 100 thousand years, the next ice age may begin on our planet.

    Everything is correct, and money to adapt to the upcoming climate change must be requested now. It's so American!