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Nuclear Maintenance: If It Ain’t Broke, Let’s Break It

, director, Nuclear Safety Project

Disaster by Design: Safety by Intent #5

Disaster by Design

Thirty years ago, the average annual capacity factor of U.S. nuclear power reactors—the fraction of electricity generated compared to what could be generated by operating at 100% power over the entire year—was between 55 and 60%.

Over the past decade, the average annual capacity factor has steadily been around 90%. Read more >

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Nuclear Stock Market

, director, Nuclear Safety Project

Fission Stories #191

News such as last year’s closure of four nuclear power reactors, this year’s closure of another reactor, and Exelon’s claim that many of its reactors cannot break even absent even greater subsidies suggests that now might not be the best time to invest in nuclear technology. But it doesn’t mean that nuclear technology need not be considered when playing the stock market. Read more >

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