NRC blind to climate disaster pointed at power plants: GAO

The possible disastrous impact of climate change on America’s nuclear power plants is not a high priority, raising the fear that dozens could be ravaged like Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was in a 2011 tsunami.

In a scolding new report, the Government Accountability Office said that the impact of global warming and climate change, issues the Biden administration has been hyping and warning about for over three years, is an afterthought at the agency approving designs and overseeing safety of America’s clean energy source.

“Climate change is expected to exacerbate natural hazards — including heat, drought, wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, and sea level rise. In addition, climate change may affect extreme cold weather events. Risks to nuclear power plants from these hazards include loss of offsite power, damage to systems and equipment, and diminished cooling capacity, potentially
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