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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.
Arthur B. Chilton
Texas A&M University (First Place)University of Florida (Second Place)University of Lowell (Second Place)
Kenneth C. Gross
Bernard L. Cohen
San Diego (Best Overall)Idaho (Public Information)Northeastern New York (Most Improved)Northern California (Membership)Eastern Carolinas (Programs and Meetings)Oak Ridge/Knoxville (Operations and Management)Taiwan (Honorable Mention in recognition of arranging and operating an Executive Conference)
Robin P. Gardner
Glenn T. Seaborg
Michael E. PhelpsTeam: Thomas F. BudingerStephen E. Derenzo and Ronald H. Huseman
GraduateUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonJames Berry, Ali A. Bajabir, James P. Herzog, Moo Hwan Kim, Myung Do Oh, R. Todd WlzbackerUndergraduateUniversity of TennesseeKeith E. Holbert, S. Keith Penny, Paul Seagle, Thomas D. SmithHonorable Mention - GraduateOhio State UniversityDavid E. van Deusen, David A. Fry, Gregory S. Rowe, Christopher CharlesHonorable Mention - UndergraduateUniversity of Illinois-UrbanaJames Carrol, Kar Chin, Alan Conlin, Charles Keller, Thomas Mosinsky, James Thilenius, Bruce Kschinka, Francesco Venneri
Frank Reginald Farmer
John M. West