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Nuclear Energy Institute – Nuclear Plants Have Always Weathered the Storm. Future Reactors Will Do Even More

August 19, 2020

This year’s hurricane season is expected to bring “more, stronger, and longer-lived storms than average,” leading to “an extremely active season,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s Climate Prediction Center.

For years, nuclear plants have safely operated during hurricanes and other extreme weather events, but how will the next generation of reactors reliably power areas through natural disasters?

New Reactors Will Be Ready for Extreme Weather

As recent storms like hurricanes Hanna and Isaias have demonstrated, nuclear plants have emergency response procedures in place in the event of an extreme weather event.

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