Engineers believe mounting nuclear plants on seaborne platforms could enable them to better withstand the types of disasters that have made the power facilities such a perilous gamble in the past.

Jacopo Buongiorno, an associate professor of nuclear science and engineering at MIT, believes that by mounting nuclear plants on floating platforms situated miles offshore at sea, the controversial power facilities will be able to better withstand extreme weather conditions, such as the tsunami which was responsible for the Fukushima disaster in 2011….