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Fighting Against Fossil Fuels: The Reprise of Nuclear Power

Fighting Against Fossil Fuels: The Reprise of Nuclear Power

Nuclear power plants, especially small, single reactor plants in competitive electricity markets, have struggled financially for years.  This financial struggle has many contributing factors, including fear of nuclear meltdown, the exorbitant start-up cost of a nuclear power plant, and most importantly, environmental sanctions put in place by state and Federal governments.  However, nuclear power plants generate nearly twenty percent of America’s electricity and are critical reliability components that contribute to both the stability and integrity of the system.