February 8, 2010: Petition for Rulemaking submitted to NRC by Foundation for Resilient Societies to protect irradiated fuel pools at reactors from effects of long-term power outages , which would make cooling the pools (and reactors themselves) impossible. The petition specifically addresses large solar flare disruptions, which could cause severe damage to some vulnerable electrical grids resulting in widespread and lengthy blackouts.
Power and Hurricanes.
NIRS Advisory. September 22, 2005.
Sheet November 2004 focused on the how natural phenomenon (tornadoes,
floods, etc.) can play a role in the risks from nuclear power.
NIRS comments June 2003 to the California Central Water Quality Control Board regarding hearings on the habitat destruction from the Diablo Canyon nuclear power station cooling water system discharge into Diablo Cove.
Nuclear Monitor article Aug 2003 highlighting the various state battles focused on fish kills and habitat destruction from nuclear power station cooling operations.