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nuclear shutdowns


France’s Nuclear Storm: Many Power Plants Down Due to Quality Concerns

[Note: This article first appeared online on November 1.] The discovery of widespread carbon segregation problems in critical nuclear plant components has crippled the French power industry—20 of the country’s 58…


Exelon, America’s Leading Nuclear Generator, Keeps the Faith on Nukes

The U.S. nuclear power business is in trouble, and Exelon has six units totaling more than 5,300 MW of dependable capacity on the chopping block. How will the Chicago electricity…


Entergy Sheds Uneconomic Merchant Nuclear Plants to Focus on Regulated Business

Around the turn of the century, Entergy took a flyer on older, low-cost nuclear units to bid into new competitive wholesale markets. Facing pressure from cheap gas and unanticipated political…