Category: Nuclear

Germany Extends Nuclear Plants’ Life

According to Judy Dempsey writing in the September 6, 2010 New York Times: The German government has decided to extend the life spans of the country’s 17 nuclear plants while alternative energy sources are developed, a move that is also likely to crea… more »

Reid Calls on GAO to Consider Alternative Uses for Yucca Mountain Project Site

On February 2, 2010 Nevada Senator Harry Reid today sent a letter to Gene Dodaro, the Comptroller General of the United States, regarding potential future uses of the Yucca Mountain project site and related facilities. In the letter, Reid asks that the… more »

Exelon warns of possible Oyster Creek plant shutdown

Chicago’s Exelon said New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection proposed a draft permit in January for Oyster Creek that calls for the installation of cooling towers, which the agency called “the best technology available for minimizing adverse e… more »

Measuring the social value of nuclear energy using contingent valuation methodology

Abstract: As one of the promising energy sources for the next few decades, nuclear energy receives more attention than before as environmental issues become more important and the supply of fossil fuels becomes unstable. One of the reasons for this atten… more »