Experts: Easily the worst single week for U.S. nuclear power industry since Fukushima — 4 major setbacks in 3 days — 6 reactors on chopping block

Published: May 8th, 2013 at 2:19 pm ET
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Title: Worst Week Since Fukushima: 4 Major Setbacks In 3 Days Are Latest…
Source: PRNewswire-USNewswire
Author: Peter Bradford , adjunct professor, Vermont Law School and Mark Cooper, senior fellow for economic analysis, Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School
Date: May 8, 2013

Worst Week Since Fukushima: 4 Major Setbacks In 3 Days Are Latest Stumbles For U.S. Nuclear Power Industry

Reverse Renaissance? Experts Point to 6 Reactors on the Chopping Block and Passage of Anti-Industry Florida Law; Beleaguered Industry’s Woes Start With Bad Economics … and Go Downhill From There.

Call it the “renaissance in reverse.” Not only is the U.S. nuclear power industry mothballing plans for planned reactors in North Carolina and Texas, it also is now pulling the plug (or threatening to do so) on existing reactors in California. All of that and the passage of anti-industry legislation in Florida happened last week (April 28th-May 3rd), easily the worst single week for the U.S. nuclear power industry since the March 2011 meltdown of nuclear reactors in Fukushima, Japan. […]

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Published: May 8th, 2013 at 2:19 pm ET
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7 comments to Experts: Easily the worst single week for U.S. nuclear power industry since Fukushima — 4 major setbacks in 3 days — 6 reactors on chopping block

  • KDM KDM

    Anti nuclear movement/ ethics won't shut them down, but economics will.

  • VyseLegendaire VyseLegendaire

    Positive news.

  • m a x l i

    Wrong headline – it's a rather good week.

    Only a dead NPP is a good NPP.

  • Sol Man

    Try less money, but more abundance, ok?

  • Jebus Jebus

    Pretty soon the acronym "NRC", will mean the "Nuclear Retirement Commission"

  • wetpwcas1 wetpwcas1

    To bad it's so late, now we the ppl will be stuck with cleaning up their crap, for sure the shareholders will bail to the Caymans or the Swiss Aps to hide away with their riches & the rest of humananty will be worked to death to try to fix their crap of a unsafe energy! Now close them down, grow Hemp for oil & make candles for light!