Leave a comment

Sandy forces shutdown of three nuclear plants | THE JEENYUS CORNER

The shutdowns helped send nuclear-power output to its lowest level since 2003, according to an analysis by Bloomberg.

Three nuclear power reactors were shut down and another plant was put on special alert due to power disruptions and flooding from Sandy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday.

The shutdowns, combined with maintenance and other issues at more than two dozen plants, sent U.S. nuclear-power output to its lowest level since 2003, according to an analysis by Bloomberg.

Generation nationwide declined to 69,640 megawatts, or 68% of capacity, the biggest slide since Aug. 15, 2003, according to Bloomberg’s review of NRC data. Output was 17% lower than a year ago, with 28 of 104 nuclear reactors offline.

Read more

 

Advertisements

About Jeenyus Corner

Check out our affiliated Facebook Pages: Jeenyus Corner On Facebook: http://facebook.com/jeenyuscorner Jeenyus Corner LIVE! On Facebook: http://facebook.com/jeenyuscornerlive Harass Harry (Sen. Reid) Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/harassharry

Comments

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: