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In Push For Nuclear Power, Climate Change Concerns Overlooked

In Push For Nuclear Power, Climate Change Concerns Overlooked
Researchers recently concluded that a small six-foot-high miniature tsunami that hit near a New Jersey nuclear power plant this summer was not the result of a seismic event (as tsunamis usually are). Instead, the researchers concluded that the surge was caused by a sudden atmospheric pressure change. Climate change will cause more destructive and seemingly freakish events like this. Emergency planners need to plan for them — especially when the risks are high as is the case with nuclear plants.
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Nuclear Mistakes: Japan's Top Energy Regulator Calls for 'Drastic Steps' to Fix Mishaps at Fukushima

Nuclear Mistakes: Japan's Top Energy Regulator Calls for 'Drastic Steps' to Fix Mishaps at Fukushima
In their first meeting since Japan created a new, more independent nuclear agency 13 months ago, the top regulator urged the head of the utility that runs the crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday to take "drastic steps" to mitigate a spate of mishaps at the complex.
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