Earth Policy Institute: U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline

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  U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline  J. Matthew Roney http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2013/update116 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update September 10, 2013 Nuclear power generation in the United States is falling. After increasing rapidly since the 1970s, electricity generation at U.S. nuclear plants began to grow more slowly in the early 2000s. It …

Peak Uranium – And Other Threats To Nuclear Power

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Background: This article discusses the fact that the world will “run out of uranium” about the same time it “runs out of oil”. It is a limitation that was recognized from the very earliest days of nuclear research. Before the first commercial reactors were ever built, nuclear scientists were well …

Can U.S. Nuclear Plants Handle a Major Natural Disaster?

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Can U.S. Nuclear Plants Handle a Major Natural Disaster? by John Sullivan, Special to ProPublica March 13, 2011, 5:12 p.m. Personal message Print Share255 Futaba Kosei Hospital patients who might have been exposed to radiation are carried into the compound of Fukushima Gender Equality Centre in Nihonmatsu on March 13, …