Increase in frequency of nuclear power outages due to changing climate

  title={Increase in frequency of nuclear power outages due to changing climate},
  author={Ali Ahmad},
  journal={Nature Energy},
  • Ali Ahmad
  • Published 1 July 2021
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature Energy
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