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Nuclear power resilience in a changing climate
All 92 U.S. power reactors operating today need water—in the right place and at the right time. But extreme weather events, including floods, droughts, hurricanes, and heat waves, upend expectations and demand resilience: the ability to anticipate, accommodate, and recover from adverse impacts.
Resilience was built into today’s nuclear power plants decades ago. Weather data and climate forecasts not available then can be factored into risk analysis now to ensure the plants remain resilient in a changing climate.
A. Attavino, L. Koloszar, P. Planquart (Von Karman Inst), M. Adorni (BelV), A. Parente (Université libre de Bruxelles)
Proceedings | 18th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH 2019) | Portland, OR, August 18-23 | Pages 4336-4347