Many nuclear power generation plants vulnerable to sea level rise

Since at least 100 nuclear power stations have been built just a few meters above sea-level, there’s no question that nuclear stations are, quite literally, on the front-line of climate change risk – and not in a good way. [12]

For example, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission concludes the vast majority of their nuclear sites have already experienced flooding hazard beyond their design-base. [13]

And a recent US Army War College report states that nuclear power facilities are at ‘high risk’ of temporary or permanent closure due to climate threats - with 60 percent of US nuclear capacity now vulnerable to sea-level rise, severe storms, and cooling water shortages. [14]