3 Posts Tagged "Nukes"

NIMBYism, New York edition

Posted on October 27th 2011 | 0 comments
Forty miles north of New York City is the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. I don’t care what you think of nuclear power, having an aging plant within forty miles of 20 million people isn’t the outcome of any rational policy decision. Still, Indian Point’s impac ...
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Nuclear numbers

Posted on September 1st 2011 | 0 comments
Nuclear energy accounts for 20 percent of U.S. electricity generation. Nuclear energy accounts for some 70 percent of carbon-free electricity. Over half of U.S. nuclear plants are scheduled to retire between 2030 and 2040. We may be producing a higher percentage ...
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Too few nuclear accidents

Posted on July 13th 2011 | 0 comments
I live in New York City, or in other words, I live within 40 miles of the Indian Point nuclear plant. Let’s just say that having a 50-year-old reactor that close to 20 million people may not be the most rational siting decision. You don’t need to look to Fu ...
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