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Analyst: “The Slow Demise of U.S. Nuclear Power” — 40 reactors could be closed

Published: January 29th, 2013 at 6:42 pm ET
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Title: Are U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Going the Way of Coal Plants?
Source: Investment U
Author: David Fessler, Senior Analyst
Date: January 29, 2013: Issue #1958

Last October, Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE: D) announced it would be closing its Kewaunee nuclear power plant. Located in Wisconsin, this small, 566-megawatt (MW) unit is the first nuclear plant to succumb to cheap natural gas. [...]

[...] According to data from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 40 [U.S. nuclear reactors] are smaller than one GW in size. They all could ultimately suffer the same fate as Dominion’s Kewaunee reactor.

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Published: January 29th, 2013 at 6:42 pm ET
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3 comments to Analyst: “The Slow Demise of U.S. Nuclear Power” — 40 reactors could be closed

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    All the nuclear plants will close in time. And be replaced with safe technologies. Top priority is safety. It's what any informed citizen wants. Radiation and all the other hazardous BS must go.


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  • 'Slow Demise of Nuclear Power'

    That was the good news part.

    The bad news.

    from article:
    "The long-term global demand for uranium is projected to increase. Outside of the United States, there are 331 nuclear plants currently operating, with an additional 60 under construction." :(


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  • weeman

    Yes they will be closed but not decommissioned and the waste will stay we're it is and its legacy will haunt us forever.


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