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The Nuclear Retreat

We coined the term, "Nuclear Retreat" here at Beyond Nuclear to counter the nuclear industry's preposterous "nuclear renaissance" propaganda campaign. You've probably seen "Nuclear Retreat" picked up elsewhere and no wonder - the alleged nuclear revival so far looks more like a lot of running away. On this page we will keep tabs on every latest nuclear retreat as more and more proposed new nuclear programs are canceled.

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Thursday
Dec032009

July 2009: Callaway ditches second reactor plan

AmerenUE announced that it has canceled its plans to build a new 1,600 megawatt-electric French Areva "Evolutionary Power Reactor" at its Callaway nuclear power plant in central Missouri. The project’s biggest stumbling block was Missouri's anti-CWIP law. "Construction Work in Progress" (CWIP) allows a nuclear utility to recover the construction costs of a reactor before the reactor actually operates. Ratepayers pay this cost through their current electricity bill even though the reactor has not produced any power. Like federal taxpayer loan guarantees, CWIP is a way to overcome private investors' wise aversion to the large financial risks of new reactor loans.

Thursday
Dec032009

Oyster Creek reactor owners to be challenged in federal court

The license-extension for the oldest reactor—Oyster Creek in New Jersey— is facing a serious setback as a coalition of activists, including Beyond Nuclear, have succeeded in taking their challenge to the license renewal to federal court.

Thursday
Dec032009

Uranium mining banned in Grand Canyon

Although 8,000 uranium mining claims have targeted the Grand Canyon over the past several years, Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar, has called a “two-year hold” on all new hard rock uranium mining claims over a million acre area in the National Park.

Thursday
Dec032009

Yucca Mountain repository plan finally dumped

After years of effort to educate and inform legislators and the White House that the proposed Yucca Mountain high-level radioactive waste repository was scientifically unsound, the Obama administration     canceled the dump. Beyond Nuclear remains vigilant, however, working to prevent other bad alternatives, like reprocessing and “parking-lot” storage, from replacing the dump. Beyond Nuclear also continues to promote hardened on-site storage at reactor sites as the least worst temporary choice for storing irradiated reactor fuel.

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