TITLE

Existential Threats

AUTHOR(S)
SCHIMMOLLER, BRIAN
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Power Engineering;Mar2013, Vol. 117 Issue 3, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author cites several factors that pose risks to the long-term economic viability of nuclear power in the U.S. in the 21st century. He claims that the low price of natural gas in the U.S. has made it harder for nuclear plants to compete with gas-fired facilities. He also asserts that nuclear plant owners are increasingly reluctant to shoulder the costs of plant and equipment upgrades deemed necessary by regulatory agencies to shield the public against the threat of future nuclear disasters.
ACCESSION #
86135588

 

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