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Anti nuclear movement – considerable wins, in USA

Sometimes victories can be defined as things that didn’t happen. Nuclear Information and Referral Service 30 Dec 10, And, looking back, 2010 was full of such victories. Think about it:
*Once again, the nuclear industry failed to obtain any new taxpayer loans for new nuclear reactor construction–despite, this year, gaining the support of the President of the United States.
*Once again, no new reactors were licensed, and no new reactor designs were certified. The nuclear “renaissance” continues to be a mere mirage in the minds of its backers.
*Once again, no states lifted their existing moratoria against new reactor construction, despite heavy industry lobbying.

Of course, a few things did happen, such as:

*The Vermont legislature voted to close the Vermont Yankee reactor when its license expires in 2012, and Vermont voters added an exclamation point to that when it elected the legislative leader of that fight, Peter Shumlin, to be the state’s new Governor.

*The Oyster Creek reactor announced it will close by 2019 rather than build new cooling towers, and odds are it won’t make it that long.

*Realizing that nuclear power cannot compete with the plentiful alternatives, Constellation Energy backed out of the proposed Calvert Cliffs-3 reactor and sold its entire share of UniStar Nuclear to Electricite de France. Although EdF is trying to resurrect the project, NIRS ongoing legal actions against its foreign ownership are likely to prevail.

Those are just a few of the highlights of the year–you can probably name more…..Nuclear Information and Resource Service – NIRS

January 1, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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