On a good note for USA Exelon announces that nuclear is too costly, and they will not build any more plants in the USA, ever.!!!!!!!!!!!! yeah!!!!!!
S&P Global quoted Van Hoene as saying at the annual U.S. Energy Association's meeting in Washington, D.C. "I'm not arguing for the construction of new nuclear plants. They are too expensive to construct, relative to the world in which we now live."https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2018-04-16/exelon-official-no-new-nuclear-plants-to-be-built-in-the-us
And they had a bunch more planned, but those are no longer in process, they will be scuttled.
Nuclear is too expensive. They are trying to justify their continued existence and operation on "fighting CO2" which we pretty much know is a false meme meant to transfer wealth (ask yourself how did Al Gore get $500M from Fighting Carbon)
Have no doubt, in burning fuels, true pollutants are released, in rough proportion to CO2. And we should minimize these burns and we should implement pollutant scrubbing mechanisms where feasible. But we should not target CO2 specifically, because it is not a pollutant, it is plant food. Targetting CO2 specifically is stupid and play right into the hands of the nuclear cartel.
Even if we believed the table on the right, which is very sketchy in my opinion, with amazingly CO2
being 10 times more costly than all other pollutants combined! Seriously? Politicized science needs to be taken to task.
This from "Greentech Media". Me smells a rat.
SEOUL, April 16 (Reuters) - South Korea's nuclear operator said on Monday it shut down the Shin Wolsong No.1 nuclear reactor for planned maintenance from Monday for 72 days. The shutdown of the 1,000-megawatt reactor would take the number of reactors offline to 10, according to Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co Ltd (KHNP) website (www.khnp.co.kr). Currently, South Korea operates 24 nuclear reactors. Nuclear power supplies about a third of the country's electricity. Details are as follows: Reactors marked * are currently offline. NAME CAPACITY OFFLINE STATUS (megawatts) Kori No.1* 587 Permanent closure Kori No.2 650 Kori No.3* 950 Maintenance Kori No.4 950 Shin Kori No.1 1,000 Shin Kori No.2* 1,000 Maintenance Shin Kori No.3* 1,400 Maintenance Note: The above reactors are all located near the city of Busan, over 300 kms (190 miles) southeast of Seoul. NAME CAPACITY OFFLINE STATUS (megawatts) Hanbit No.1 950 Hanbit No.2 950 Hanbit No.3 1,000 Hanbit No.4* 1,000 Maintenance Hanbit No.5 1,000 Hanbit No.6 1,000 Note: These reactors are located in the county of Yeonggwang, over 250 km (155 miles) southwest of Seoul. NAME CAPACITY OFFLINE STATUS (megawatts) Wolsong No.1* 679 Maintenance Wolsong No.2* 700 Maintenance Wolsong No.3 700 Wolsong No.4 700 Shin Wolsong No.1* 1,000 Maintenance Shin Wolsong No.2 1,000 Note: These reactors are located in the city of Gyeongju, over 300 km (186 miles) southeast of Seoul. NAME CAPACITY OFFLINE STATUS (megawatts) Hanul No.1 950 Hanul No.2* 950 Maintenance Hanul No.3* 1,000 Maintenance Hanul No.4 1,000 Hanul No.5* 1,000 Maintenance Hanul No.6 1,000 Note: These reactors are located in the county of Uljin, over 200 km (124 miles) southeast of Seoul. Details of five reactors under construction (in megawatts): NAME CAPACITY DUE DATE Shin Kori No.4 1,400 September 2018 Shin Kori No.5 1,400 October 2021 Shin Kori No.6 1,400 October 2022 Shin Hanul No.1 1,400 April, 2018 Shin Hanul No.2 1,400 February, 2019 Details of the six new nuclear reactors to be cancelled (in megawatts): NAME CAPACITY DUE DATE Shin Hanul No.3 1,400 December 2022 Shin Hanul No.4 1,400 December 2023 Cheonji No.1*** 1,500 December 2026 Cheonji No.2*** 1,500 December 2027 Undecided No.1*** 1,500 Undecided Undecided No.2*** 1,500 Undecided *** Cheonji No.1 and Cheonji No.2 reactors were planned but did not gain government approval, and the two power plants with no name were planned but the location and construction schedule had not been decided.