Posted: 29 Aug 2012 04:21 AM PDTMany 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.http://theenergycollective.com/globalwarmingisreal/107461/how-climate-change-may-affect-nuclear-power-plants?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29
|Dropping water levels raise power plant questions|
Kansas City Star
Drought conditions are draining a reservoir used to cool the Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant, but officials of the eastern Kansas plant say there are no worries about safety or the ability to provide electricity to customers. Hot, dry conditions across ...