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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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Saturday
Dec262009

South Texas Project new reactor partners battle in court

CPS, the utility owned by the City of San Antonio, has requested the courts to award it $32 billion in damages from NRG Energy and Toshiba-Westinghouse, primary proponents of an "Advanced Boiling Water Reactor" (ABWR) near Bay City, Texas. It recently came to light that the price tag for the two proposed new reactors is $5 billion higher than CPS publicly admitted just last summer, now topping $18.2 billion. The San Antonio Express News has posted a chronology of numerous articles about the unfolding scandals at the South Texas Project.

Thursday
Dec242009

Harvey Wasserman celebrates "A quiet but HUGE no nukes triumph"

Harvey Wasserman's latest essay lists recent setbacks plaguing the nuclear "renaissance," and urges continued grassroots vigilance against taxpayer-backed loan guarantees for new atomic reactors. See numerous additional Wasserman anti-nuke blogs down the righthand side of his freepress.org homepage, and visit the nukefree.org website Harvey edits.

Friday
Dec182009

Nuclear reactors too "expensive" for Saskatchewan

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan, a global leader in uranium mining, has ruled out nuclear reactors as an energy source - there are currently none in the province. Energy and Resources Minister Bill Boyd said Thursday: "I think we met with the same kind of general conclusion that was met with in Ontario that this would be a very expensive source."

Monday
Dec142009

"The Renaissance That Wasn't" - a PSR chronology of the nuclear retreat

Physicians for Social Responsibility has also produced a chart identifying the many reversals of fortune for the nuclear power industry since January 2008.

Monday
Dec142009

A "Retreat" chronology, January 2008 to September 2009

Dr. Mark Cooper presents a nuclear retreat chronology chart for the January 2008 through September 2009.