Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Jellyfish invade nuclear plant

As if the wildfire at Los Alamos nuclear facility, the floods at Fort Calhoun and Omaha nuclear plants, and the disaster at Fukushima are not enough to worry about . . .

. . . we now learn that two 640 megawatt nuclear reactors at Torness, Scotland, have been shut down (since Tuesday) due to a mass invasion of jellyfish.

The jellyfish are obstructing the filters in the cooling water inflow area. The nuclear plant will remain in shut down mode until at least the 5th or 6th July; assuming that is, that a second wave of wobbly invaders doesn't arrive in the meantime!

6/6/2011 UPDATE: Jellyfish have now invaded a second power plant. This time, in Israel.

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