Monthly Archives: February 2013

Another one bites the dust: Duke Energy announces that troubled Florida nuke plant will close permanently; Florida lawmaker pushes for billion-dollar refund to customers

 The Tampa Bay Times reported this morning:  “Duke Energy announced early Tuesday it will permanently close the Crystal River nuclear plant that has been shut down since late 2009.”  The news was not entirely unexpected; Crystal River has not produced … Continue reading

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Useful fact buried in puff piece about nuclear snow

 Mark Johnson, chief meteorologist for Cleveland’s News Channel 5, posted this today:  “… have you ever heard of nuclear power plant snow? Well it happened recently in western Pennsylvania. The Doppler radar from the nearby National Weather Service Office in … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal article says low gas prices may make nuclear power unprofitable‏

In an article appearing Tuesday in the Wall Street Journal, Rebecca Smith wrote:   “… today, U.S. utilities are encountering something they never expected: Some natural-gas-fired power plants are cheaper to run than nuclear units.”   While that is something that … Continue reading

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