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EDF Writing 'Last Chapter' on Nuclear in U.S., Piquemal Says

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Electricite de France SA (EDF) reached a deal with Exelon Corp. (EXC) for a possible exit from atomic operations in the U.S. after six years of declining fortunes that cost the biggest operator of nuclear plants 2 billion euros ($2.7 billion).

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Kit B (276)
Friday August 2, 2013, 5:01 pm

EDF wants to develop renewable energy and coal export businesses in the U.S. as well as research and development. Now isn't that just peaches and cream?

JL A (281)
Friday August 2, 2013, 5:25 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last day. If it is just the renewable energy part, i don't think I'd mind.

Terry V (30)
Friday August 2, 2013, 6:00 pm

JL A (281)
Friday August 2, 2013, 6:02 pm
Thanks for the highlight Alan. You are welcome Terry.
You cannot currently send a star to Alan because you have done so within the last day.

Robert H (68)
Friday August 2, 2013, 11:24 pm
nukes or mining shale... I don't know what is worst.

JL A (281)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 8:32 am
You cannot currently send a star to Robert because you have done so within the last day.

Judy C (97)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 4:43 pm
My friendly neighborhood nuclear plant is one of those in the U.S. Midwest. From a local news report on Channel 6. Go to the ink to view the news story on video. Updated: Wed 8:54 PM, Jul 24, 2013:

Federal regulators provided another update on efforts to repair the troubled Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant. A public meeting was held Wednesday night at the Ramada Plaza Hotel near 72nd Street and Interstate 80 in Omaha.

The plant, which sits on the Missouri River about 20 miles north of Omaha, has been offline for more than two years.

Fort Calhoun initially shut down for routine maintenance, but significant flooding in 2011, a small fire and a series of safety violations forced it to remain closed.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokeswoman Lara Uselding says Fort Calhoun is making progress, but the Omaha Public Power District still has to address 15 items on the restart checklist. Regulators must sign off before the plant can restart. “We were last in the industry for industrial safety,” says OPPD’s Jeff Hanson. “We are now first in the industry in industrial safety."

I can hardly wait for this Exelon-owned dinosaur plant to be restarted.

JL A (281)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 4:47 pm
Thanks for providing a stellar example Judy. You cannot currently send a star to Judy because you have done so within the last day.

Deborah Ra (2)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:52 am
When I think of nuclear energy, I think of what has happened in Japan... with no end in sight. And, that is only one example.

As for the various sources of energy, the price of cleaner energy is high on the economic scale. So, what is it to be? Do we want to play a deadly game of roulette with the cheaper sources or pay the price monetarily for cleaner, safer sources.

In the end... both will cost dearly. I would ask, “By comparison, what is the cost of safer, cleaner energy compared to the price of the long-term danger to all life forms and, quite possibly, repairable damage to the planet?”
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