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How long can nuclear power plants last without the power grid and humanity?

No need to wonder, we have a real world example. Fukushima is what happens when a nuclear plant is cut off from all power.
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How long can nuclear power plants last without the power grid and humanity?

It's going to depend on details about the safety systems at the plant. I'm no expert on nuclear plant engineering so I'll yield if someone who is chimes in here. But in the US, at least, nuclear ...
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How long can nuclear power plants last without the power grid and humanity?

Most power plants, nuclear and otherwise, are going to automatically go into shutdown once the grid stops drawing power. The biggest issue at nuclear plants is then one of the spent fuel, which if you'...
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