Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Island Syndrome

Whatever happened to Three Mile Island?
Exelon said it would make shutdown notifications to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission within 30 days, terminate capital investment projects required for long-term operation and cancel 2019 fuel purchases and outage planning.

Still, the corporation held the door open to preserving the plant, saying reforms to Pennsylvania state energy policy to support nuclear power could provide “one of many potential solutions.”

Exelon said it is “committed” to finding the best solution, saying nuclear energy contributes $2 billion a year to Pennsylvania’s economy and supports 16,000 direct and indirect jobs in the state.
New technology and better reactors could help make nuclear energy great again. It's always been a double-edged sword, either way...

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