TITLE

RETOOLING A LEVIATHAN: The challenges of keeping an aging nuclear infrastructure alive

AUTHOR(S)
Lewis, Judith
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
High Country News;9/4/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 16, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reflects on the constant re-improvement of Onofre Nuclear Generating Station II in California, that was being supported by government subsidies like the federal insurance policy for nuclear reactors, Price-Anderson Act that limits the liability of nuclear utilities to $300 million. It states that the support from the government had helped the aged nuclear reactor facility continue its operation, noting that maintenance of the facility is much cheaper than the proposed construction of new natural gas plant.
ACCESSION #
22559678

 

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