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Washington Post.....Are nuclear reactors vulnerable to solar storms?.....Why the worry all of a sudden..

 
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Washington Post.....Are nuclear reactors vulnerable to solar storms?.....Why the worry all of a sudden..
The subject of nuclear power plants and solar storms was not what I planned for the second part of the series: Space Weather: Are we ready for a solar strike (Part I)? But, in light of of the nuclear disaster in Japan, caused by loss of external and backup electrical power needed for the reactors’ cooling system, it occurred to me that renewed discussion on the safety of nuclear power ought to include concern about the prospects of widespread and long-lasting outages from solar storms.

The radioactive core of a nuclear reactor generates intense heat and must be cooled by continuously pumping water through the system. Otherwise the water surrounding the nuclear core would boil off, and the exposed nuclear core begin to melt. Should the build up of steam pressure or hydrogen gas released in the process explode (as in Japan) the containment structure built over the reactor might be compromised allowing dangerous amounts of the core’s radioactive material to escape into the environment.

A basic feature of U.S. nuclear power plants is that they are not self-powered, i.e., the electricity to run the plant relies on the same power grid that runs the country at large. If this external power is lost, the plant must shut down. But, the nuclear core remains intensely hot for anywhere from several days to weeks or more. If not continuously cooled, a meltdown is likely.

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Re: Washington Post.....Are nuclear reactors vulnerable to solar storms?.....Why the worry all of a sudden..
This is a "DUH" moment....

I'm sure they all have backup generators, which will be fine until they run out of fuel and no more is available.

But TPTB don't care; that's why they have those underground cities stocked with 20 years of food.

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