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So-Called Nuclear Renaissance Never Leaves the Ground

21 Jun

by Mandy Hancock / Cleanenergy.org

Despite much fanfare about the so-called nuclear “renaissance” over the past several years, not much has actually materialized. In fact, the last couple of weeks have proven particularly challenging to the renaissance myth, as several decisions were made to cancel proposed new reactor projects and shut down existing reactors. Let’s take a look at how it’s all crumbling.

June didn’t start off well for the industry. Warren Buffet’s MidAmerican Energy announced that they are not going to build new nuclear plants in Iowa right now and will instead focus on a $1.9 billion wind project. They were initially considering small modular reactors, similar to those that are currently being pursued by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

Image from Decommission San Onofre

Image from Decommission San Onofre

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