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Old 05-29-2019, 12:42 PM   #5890 (permalink)
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Pilgrim nuclear power plant will be shut down May 31st. For good.

History timeline of Pilgrim:

https://www.wbur.org/earthwhile/2019...-plant-history

What we have learned from Pilgrim: the promise of "too cheap to meter" was a ridiculous lie. Nuclear power cost a LOT to run - and we have to keep paying for AT LEAST another 60 years - and probably for thousands of years. Decommissioning is a big unknown - and the long term SAFE storage of the nuclear waste - is probably going to cost far more than the energy we got.

Nuclear power is far from predictable, and is quite prone to emergency shutdowns. It also has a lot of predictable and required shutdowns, for refueling and regular maintenance. So, as a baseline generator, nuclear power has a lot of significant problems.
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