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  • A Nuclear Plant Braces for Impact With Hurricane Florence

    https://www.wired.com/story/a-nuclea...cane-florence/
    A Nuclear Plant Braces for Impact With Hurricane Florence

    On March 11, 2011, a one-two, earthquake-tsunami punch knocked out the safety systems at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, triggering an explosion of hydrogen gas and meltdowns in three of its six reactors—the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Fukushima’s facility was built with 1960s technology, designed at a time when engineers underestimated plant vulnerabilities during natural disasters. In the US, 20 plants with similar designs are currently operating.
    One of them is slated for a head-on collision with Hurricane Florence....
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