U.S. reactor back-up batteries weak

Almost all American nuclear power plants have backup batteries that would last only half as long as those at Japan's troubled Fukushima Daiichi plant did after a tsunami knocked out power there, an expert testified at a Senate committee briefing on nuclear safety.

04/12/2011


Almost all American nuclear power plants have backup batteries that would last only half as long as those at Japan's troubled Fukushima Daiichi plant did after a tsunami knocked out power there, an expert testified at a Senate committee briefing on nuclear safety.

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