Heat Shuts Down a Coastal Reactor

New York Times: A reactor at the Millstone nuclear plant in Waterford, Conn., has shut down because of something that its 1960s designers never anticipated: the water in Long Island Sound was too warm to cool it. Under the reactor`s safety rules, the cooling water can be no higher than 75 degrees. On Sunday afternoon, the water`s temperature soared to 76.7 degrees, prompting the operator, Dominion Power, to order the shutdown of the 880-megawatt reactor. “Temperatures this summer are the warmest we’ve had......

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