Communities Surrounding Closed Nuclear Power Plants Face Terrible Challenges Moving Forward

Communities Surrounding Closed Nuclear Power Plants Face Terrible Challenges Moving Forward The Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative’s report on socioeconomic impacts of nuclear plant closures on host communities has some sobering thoughts. Big hurdles are a lack of a national plan and the lack of planning when it would do the most good. But it would be …

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NIU report: Byron nuclear plant closure would lead to 2,300 jobs lost

NIU report: Byron nuclear plant closure would lead to 2,300 jobs lost BYRON – A new report from Northern Illinois University says closing the Byron Generating Station will result in the loss of more 2,300 jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars worth of economic activity.Closing the nuclear power plant will put roughly 720 people …

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Germany’s nuclear power regions fear for the future

Germany’s nuclear power regions fear for the future when plants close The Brokdorf nuclear power plant, north of Hamburg has been producing electricity for nearly 35 years. But that is about to change. On the 31st of December next year it will be taken off the grid and decommissioned. It is a part of the …

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Move to save nuclear plant

Move to save nuclear plant State Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, has created a website dedicated to helping save the Byron Nuclear Power Plant, which, if shuttered, would cost the area 727 jobs and $38 million in annual tax revenue. “The Byron Generating Station is an important cornerstone of the Ogle County economy,” Demmer said.

Report studies socioeconomic impacts of plant closures

Report studies socioeconomic impacts of plant closures 15 October 2020 The socioeconomic impacts of nuclear power plant closures are swift, severe and lasting, and the effects are felt more deeply in rural communities where most plants are located, a new report from the Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative has found.

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