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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.
Pietro F. (Pete) Pasqua
Morton E. WacksKarl E. J. Wirtz
University of Maryland (First Place)University of Florida (Second Place)Mississippi State University (Third Place)Kansas State University (Honorable Mention)Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Honorable Mention)University of Illinois (Honorable Mention)
Donald F. Melton
Daniel G. Cacuci
Wanda I. Munn
George C. Laurence posthumously
Eastern Washington (Best Overall, Large)Eastern Carolinas (Best Overall, Small, Best Meetings and Programs)Eastern Washington (ANS Local Section Exhibit)Idaho (Best Section Management)Arizona (Best Membership)Oak Ridge/Knoxville (Best Public Information and Education)
Donald R. Harris (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)William A. Haller (Duke Power Company)Richard M. Smith (Carolina Power & Light Company)
David Norman Smithe
Hans BlixKeith Glennen
Bruce D. Kenyon
A. Dixon CallihanRalph G. ChalkerMiles C. Leverett
GraduateUniversity of TennesseeGypsy Tweed, David Auslander, Itacil Gomes, Luisa Gomes, Lamartime Guimaraes, Brian Rooney, Tanju SofuUndergraduateUniversity of California-BerkeleyJames Liu, Vinh Dang, Matt EnmarkHonorable Mention - GraduateOhio State UniversityJeff Woollard, Todd Hilsmeier, Hassan Basha, Hua ShaoHonorable Mention - UndergraduateUniversity of TennesseeSteven P. Cerne, Anthony L. Hurst, Faisal Algutifan, Syed Maswood
Floyd L. Culler