Lucas : Interesting if you wanna glow in the dark, the domino effect seems to kick in. The closing of nuclear reactors seem to follow each other up at a fast speed. Maybe the new paradigm is ringing through. Will all nuclear plants be closed soon? Indications are that in the UK a big party dropped out of building a new plant. Germany closing all down in time as decided already some time ago. Is this the begin of the end of nuclear power. And maybe will cold-nuclear fusion, zero-point energy and natural energy from sun, wind, water, etc, take over total and be made free for all.
AP: Florida nuclear plant will permanently close — 60 years to decontaminate and dismantle
Title: Duke Energy to close Crystal River nuclear plant
Author: Associated Press
Date: February 5, 2013 at 12:38 p.m.
The largest U.S. electricity company said Tuesday it will permanently close a Florida nuclear power plant after botched repairs and use $835 million from an insurance settlement to refund consumers forced to pay for higher-cost replacement power.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke Energy said Tuesday it will close its Crystal River Nuclear Plant north of Tampa, starting a process that may take 60 years before the site is decontaminated and dismantled. […]
“We believe the decision to retire the nuclear plant is in the best overall interests of our customers, investors, the state of Florida and our company,” Duke Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Jim Rogers said in a statement. […]
Published: February 5th, 2013 at 1:48 pm ET
Analyst: Florida nuclear plant will likely be closed — Gundersen: “The dominoes are starting to fall” (AUDIO)
Title: Repairs at Four Nuclear Reactors Are So Expensive That They Should Not Be Restarted
Source: Fairewinds Energy Education
Date: January 13, 2013
At ~12:00 in
Nuclear Expert Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education: Duke is seriously considering pulling the plug on the [Crystal River nuclear] plant […]
Last week we had a financial analyst at UBS suggest that Vermont Yankee didn’t make economic sense.
This week, we’ve got a financial analyst at another firm called Fitch and he says that the Crystal River plant will likely be closed because Duke can’t make economic sense out of it.
So the dominoes are starting to fall.
We’ve have Kewaunee, which is shutting down in the Midwest because of financial reasons. And now we’ve got UBS analysts and Fitch analysts also claiming it makes no economic sense to keep other nuclear plants running.
Published: January 14th, 2013 at 12:50 pm ET