Living in the shadows of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant's cooling tower, which soars above Lake Erie in Ohio like an oversized lighthouse, brings with it some give-and-take.Read More »
Despite the need to confront climate change, the United States is perilously close to letting the largest producers of carbon-free electricity fade away. Nearly half of the nation's aging nuclear plants will reach the end of their approved lifespan by 2040, and fewer than a half-dozen new reactors have been approved in the past 30 years.Read More »
With a federal promise to take highly radioactive spent fuel from nuclear plants still unfulfilled, closed reactors are dipping into funds set aside for their eventual dismantling to build waste storage on-site, raising questions about whether there will be enough money when the time comes.
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By Paul Snyder Nuclear power plant construction in Wisconsin likely will be just as difficult to accomplish after the legislative session as it was before. “It’s definitely disappointing,” said state Rep. Jim Soletski, D-Green Bay. “I’m not saying we should ...Read More »
By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Prodding Republicans, President Barack Obama on Tuesday championed nuclear energy expansion as the latest way that feuding parties can move beyond the “broken politics” of Washington that have imperiled his agenda ...Read More »