Nuclear industry avoiding accountability for climate crisis impacts


An April 23, 2024 article published by the Yale School of the Environment probes the nuclear industry’s effort to extend the operating licenses of its aging atomic power stations while avoiding accountability to the cost and risks associated with doing business in an accelerating climate crisis. Author James Dinneen asks “Can aging US nuclear power plants withstand more extreme weather?” He gets answers from a number of points of view including Beyond Nuclear’s campaign to highlight reactor safety issues driven by climate change impacts on reactor operations. This is critical for an inherently dangerous industry originally designed, licensed, constructed and operated without regard to climate change driven sea level rise, floods, intensifying hurricanes, worsening severe weather, drought and wildfires.

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