Nuclear Plants Fall Victim to Economic Pressures

10 Jan 2017   Nuclear

Utilities are closing U.S. nuclear-power plants at a rapid clip as they face competition from cheaper sources of electricity and political pressure from critics. New York’s Indian Point plant about 35 miles north of Manhattan, a major source of power for the city and its surrounding suburbs, looks to be the latest casualty. Owner Entergy Corp. and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has long criticized the plant as a safety threat, are…

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