Monday, June 17, 2013


The Nuclear Reactors I was most likely to try and get a job at are officially closing.

A few nuclear reactors are actually being built, which ensures that nuclear power in America will exist for my entire life. China is also building reactors fast enough that the technology will not stagnate. Still, in America they seem to be dying faster than they are being created.

I have to agree with the statement that fracking killed nuclear power. When the price of natural gas cut in half, companies which focus on the short term just could not justify wasting too much more money any time a problem came up.

It is also probably true that nuclear reactors need to be smaller. The two units at San Onofre produced 8% of the power used by California. The risk a utility faces by losing so much generation in one outage is too large.

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