Category Archives: Plant closures

Zombie nuke? Wisconsin nuclear plant may not be as dead as previously thought

Over a year ago, it looked as if the Kewaunee nuclear power plant in Wisconsin would close permanently in 2013. Now, there is a possibility that the plant may stay open. As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal reported yesterday: A Chicago … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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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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Wisconsin nuclear plant to close permanently in spring of next year

According to last Monday’s Wisconsin Herald Times Reporter: Dominion Resources Inc. said Monday it will shut down the one-reactor power plant (Kewaunee Power Station) on the shore of Lake Michigan in the spring because it could not sell it and … Continue reading

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