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New: Tsunami-Proof Nuclear Power Plant That Floats!

The researchers at MIT have devised a new design for power plants that will ensure that the 2011 Fukushima disaster does not happen again. The new design will take power plants out of the mainland and store them five to seven miles into the ocean. This floating power plant will come with a huge list of advantages. These range from a decrease in the risk of tsunamis because of the distance the plant will be in the water, to a huge decrease in the affects of earthquakes as the ocean will lighten the impact of the shock. The biggest advantage of them all? Melt down risk has decreased dramatically. The 2011 Fukushima meltdown was caused by the plant not being able to cool down after being affected by both a earthquake and tsunami. Since the power plant is stored on the ocean, it essentially has a permanent heat sync to offset one of the largest issues of the nuclear power plant.   There has been no reports as to weather this will heavily impact the surrounding sea life.

Diagram of the floating nuclear power plant.

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