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June 14–16, 2021
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The consequences of closure: The local cost of shutting down a nuclear power plant
When on May 7, 2013, the Kewaunee nuclear power plant in rural Wisconsin was shut down, it took with it more than 600 full-time jobs and more than $70 million in lost wages, not including temporary employment from refueling and maintenance outages. Taking into account indirect business-to-business activity, the total economic impact of the closure of the single-unit pressurized water reactor was estimated to be more than $630 million to the surrounding three-county area.
John R. Lamarsh
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James F. Schumar
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GraduateUniversity of TennesseeD. H. Cook, R. W. Hobbs, Davis A. ReedUndergraduateUniversity of IllinoisMichael Childerson, James Durham, John Peters, Patricia Garner, Bradley Radl, Edward Rowley, Gary Taylor, Deborah WojtowiczHonorable Mention - GraduateOhio State UniversityMichael R. Savage, L. M. Gundy, Elliot R. KennelHonorable Mention - UndergraduatePurdue UniversityPatrick O'Leary, Joan Beach, Patricia Steinhauer
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