Thursday, July 27, 2006

Limits of Nuclear Energy in warmer world

There are several ironic twists in this story. Hotter weather means hotter reactors to cover cooling energy demands, but the reactrs have to shed their heat to the environment, usually to rivers or cooling lakes, and those may be damaged when the design criteria are over-ridden in a heat wave emergency.

European Heat Wave Shows Limits of Nuclear Energy - Yahoo! News

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