The reactors did apparently shut down as they should but still needed cooling and these is where the other "links" appeared to have failed, and I stress appeared here as this will only be apparent when this whole thing is analyzed months or years from now:
It was nice of you to use your genius to save them all that time! And from thousands of miles away, too.
"It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God but to create him." -Arthur C. Clarke