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Critical Cables, Wires at Nuclear Plants Are At Risk of Failure | Common Dreams

WASHINGTON – June 18 – Miles of vital electrical cables and wires at most of America’s 104 nuclear power plants are at risk of failure due to prolonged submersion in water or condensation, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.

In a petition filed today, the environmental advocacy group is asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to require all plants to better monitor such cables and wires and to demonstrate that they will function as required.

“A failure of such a cable or wire could prevent critical accident-mitigation/prevention systems from serving their intended purpose if called upon, and that could produce catastrophic consequences during an accident,” said Jordan Weaver, NRDC scientist in the nuclear program.

via Critical Cables, Wires at Nuclear Plants Are At Risk of Failure | Common Dreams.

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