nuclear power stories

 
Jellyfish have a very relevant objection to nuclear power: facilities that use seawater for cooling suck up untold numbers of jellyfish* (and other marine life) every year. These brainless marine invertebrates have finally decided to take a stand, coordinating a global protest that has resulted in the shutdown of four reactors, and millions of deaths.
 
The word "meltdown" defines our worst fears about nuclear reactors, and with good reason: without complex and redundant cooling systems, reactors can run out of control, generating so much heat that they melt their own fuel, releasing massive amounts of radioactivity in the process. But a new generation of reactors promises to be much safer, even to the point where a meltdown is a physical impossibility.

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