Aging nuclear reactors

The US nuclear reactors are getting old. The oldest one opened in 1969 and the average age of all the reactors is nearly 40 years. This age is considered too old for sensitive nuclear reactors. Most reactors that operated then are still active today. Ten years ago the Fukushima meltdown triggered a flurry of coverage, raising alarms within the US about the decrepit reactors and how they may function in the face of a dysfunction in the reactors, most notably: are they safe enough? More than ever before, the nuclear technology seems to be on the verge of slipping out of the US government’s control.

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