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Nuclear accidents, as seen through the history of water-related disasters

Nuclear accidents, as seen through the history of water-related disasters

Nuclear and water April 14, 2020 at 7:04 am 0 comments

This paper reinterprets the history of nuclear power as a history of water, and the history of nuclear accidents as a special case of droughts, floods, and other water-related disasters. The utmost importance of large-scale uninterrupted water flows for cooling nuclear facilities, and the need to simultaneously protect them from flooding and from contaminating their wet surroundings, have turned nuclear engineers into hydraulic engineers who interact with and transform nature in a variety of ways.