As of May 31, 2019, the nation’s operating nuclear power fleet will drop to 97 units with the permanent closure of the Pilgrim nuclear power station in Plymouth, MA. The Pilgrim closure further reduced the number of General Electric Mark I boiling water reactors operating in the US to 20 units. The four reactor units at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power station destroyed by multiple hydrogen explosions and reactor core meltdowns following the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 were all the same GE design and construction.
Beyond Nuclear 29th May 2019 read more »
The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that could cost power consumers about $190 million per year to save the state’s two nuclear power reactors from early retirement.
Reuters 29th May 2019 read more »