29 April 2011, 11:58

US nuclear power plants aren’t sufficiently safe

US nuclear power plants aren’t sufficiently safe

Most US nuclear power plants lack a sufficiently effective protection system. They cannot do without the primary power supply system for a long time, says an official of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. According to him, that time makes up just 4 hours, which is insufficient for restoring power supply.

Most US nuclear power plants lack a sufficiently effective protection system.

They cannot do without the primary power supply system for a long time, says an official of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

According to him, that time makes up just 4 hours, which is insufficient for restoring power supply. Such a long standing time is fraught with a release of radiation.

On Thursday a nuclear power plant was shut down in Alabama because of a tornado. Experts are in no rush to restart the plant.

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