According to reports of the rating agency Moody’s, large-scale climate change could cause a crisis of nuclear energy in the UNITED States in the next 20 years.
A team of analysts conducted a study of 57 U.S. nuclear power plants 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 will not be able to cope with the climatic challenges of the near future at the proper level. For example, nuclear power plants may suffer from a lack of water resources needed to cool reactors – this will lead to the shutdown of stations. Devastating flooding can begin as a rivers spill. This is reported by Bloomberg.
U.S. nuclear plants produce a fifth of all U.S. electricity. The main problem of these facilities at present is not technological equipment, but the 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, a professor at the University of Tokyo from the Department of Planetary Research and Earth Studies of the Faculty of Natural Sciences Masayuki Ikeda reported that after about 100,000. years on our planet may begin another ice age.