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Nuclear Costs

Estimates for new reactor construction costs continue to sky-rocket. Conservative estimates range between $6 and $12 billion per reactor but Standard & Poor's predicts a continued rise. The nuclear power industry is lobbying for heavy federal subsidization including unlimited loan guarantees but the Congressional Budget Office predicts the risk of default will be well over 50 percent, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill. Beyond Nuclear opposes taxpayer and ratepayer subsidies for the nuclear energy industry.

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Friday
Sep132019

Toledo Blade: Don't buy into anti-House Bill 6 referendum 

As posted in today's Midwest Energy News:

COMMENTARY: An Ohio editorial board opposes a referendum on nuclear energy subsidies, saying keeping two FirstEnergy plants open keeps carbon emissions low while providing local jobs. (Toledo Blade)

[Boo. What a bad position for the Toledo Blade ed. bd. to take. They should know better. Davis-Besse is one of the most dangerous atomic reactors in the world.]

Thursday
Sep122019

Davis-Besse nuclear plant gets $9 million federal grant for hydrogen production

As reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Hmmm...will that include radioactive hydrogen (tritium), which Davis-Besse generates lots of, and releases to the environment regularly? Tritium packs a harmful beta radiation punch, especially at intimate levels of the human anatomy, right down to the DNA molecule—which can cause cancer, birth defects, and genetic damage.

Solar and wind can also generate hydrogen—the non-radioactive, harmless version.

PowerMag, the Post Register, ExecutiveGov.com, and the Star Tribune have also reported on this story.

Wednesday
Sep112019

House Bill 6 (HB6) referendum petition circulator struck by opponent in Dublin

As reported by the Columbus Dispatch.

The pro-HB6 "blocker" -- trying to defend FirstEnergy's $1.1 billion old nuclear and coal plant bailout, at the expense of Ohio ratepayers -- is captured on a security video, striking the anti-bailout petition gatherer. Her assault on him seriously damaged his cell phone, as it forcefully struck the concrete on the ground. As he tried to pick up the pieces of his broken phone, as well as a post card she had dropped on the ground as a result of her assault, she physically body blocked him. This gives a whole new -- nearly literal -- meaning to the phrase "gloves off" and "no holds barred," as FirstEnergy pulls out the stops to defend its outrageous bailout.

Tuesday
Sep102019

SHOCKING & Wasteful Price of Nuclear Power Revealed!

Tuesday
Sep102019

Ohio nuclear bailout defenders deploy ground troops to thwart repeal effort's signature collection