Climate change forces closing of power plant

July 11, 2013 | 3:40 p.m. CDT
This March 18, 2003, aerial file photo shows the Millstone nuclear power facility in Waterford, Conn. Climate change and extreme weather already are causing disruptions in the U.S. energy supply that are likely to worsen as more intense storms, higher temperatures and more frequent droughts occur, the government says in a new report. The report, released Thursday by the Energy Department, says blackouts and other problems caused by Superstorm Sandy and other extreme weather events are likely to be repeated across the country as an aging energy infrastructure struggles to adapt to rising seas, higher storm surges and increased flooding.

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