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In USA 40 nuclear reactors might be closed down

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

Is There a Way to Play the Slow Demise of U.S. Nuclear Power?

[…] Regardless of how many plants are closed, or how quickly it happens, the pipeline companies will be the beneficiaries.


January 31, 2013 - Posted by | business and costs, USA

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