"As the third decade of the 21st century came to an end, the beleaguered, weakened nations of Europe were fighting over the last remnants of fossil fuels and any functional nuclear reactor – no matter how obsolete – became a strategic asset in their desperate attempts to keep the populace warm during the cold winters. Any such working facility, unfortunately, also became a hotspot with multiple sides laying claims to the rights to operate it as they see fit, and drew the attention of various terrorist forces and insurgencies that rightfully considered them prime targets for their activities – whoever controlled a nuclear power plant controlled the entire region and the loss of even one of these precious facilities could bring an entire country to its knees.
One such event is taking place right now in northern Spain where an old but functional nuclear power plant has been attacked by an unknown number of enemy assailants. Aerial reconnaissance confirms the presence of heavy armor. A battle took place between the attackers and local military forces that were driven off, but during the skirmish one of the cooling towers was heavily damaged and the plant’s beating nuclear heart is now on the verge of collapsing. The facility must be recaptured immediately and the meltdown must be prevented – failure is not an option. An operator team is standing by to shut the reactor down as soon as the control center is secured."