A major victory for opponents of nuclear power: San Onofre nuclear plant to close permenantly

Great news from southern California last week. As the New York Times reported:

The owners of the San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California, which has been shut since January 2012, said on Friday that they would close it permanently because of uncertainty over when it could be reopened.

The decision by Edison International followed the announcement in May by Dominion Energy that it would close its Kewaunee nuclear power plant in Wisconsin and Duke Energy’s February decision not to restart Unit 3 at the Crystal River facility in Florida because of the cost of needed repairs. Additionally, plans for new reactors at Calvert Cliffs in Maryland and expansion plans for the South Texas Project have run into significant regulatory hurdles over the issue of foreign ownership.

Here’s a link to the Times story: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/08/business/san-onofre-nuclear-plant-in-california-to-close.html?_r=0


About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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