Nuclear Power Plants: When Backup Systems Fail

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The 104 U.S. nuclear power plants are some of the most sophisticated and complex energy systems ever designed. However any complex system, no matter how well it is designed and engineered, cannot be deemed failure-proof. The emergency power supplies of a nuclear power plant are built with several layers of redundancy such as diesel generators and battery buffers. But what happens if the power grid goes down? How long will the backups work and how long before nuclear power plants begin to melt down?   Avoiding The Worst-case Scenario The event we are looking to avoid is removing the coolant

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Nuclear Power Plants: When Backup Systems Fail