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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.
Richard T. Lahey, Jr.
Ira BornsteinY. G. Post
Oregon State University (First Place)Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Second Place)University of Maryland Third PlaceUniversity of Florida (Third Place)Mississippi State University (Honorable Mention)
Karl E. Neumeier
John A. Bernard, Jr.
Philip A. Anderson
Norman C. RasmussenSaul Levine
Idaho (Best Overall, Large)Eastern Carolina (Best Overall, Small)Idaho (ANS Local Section Exhibit, Best Section Management, Best Membership)Long Island (Best Meetings and Programs)Eastern Washington (Best Public Information and Education)
James E. O'Sullivan (Pennsylvania Power & Light Co.)Team of: C. ChiuW. FrickB. WoodsJ. TateS. McMahanD. NiebrueggeV. FisherJ. SalazarB. DuncilC. ElliottW. WilczekM. GutellJ. Moore R. WaldoG. HollowaySouthern California Edison Company (San Onofre Trip Reduction Task Force)
Medhat Wahba Mickael
Westinghouse Nuclear Training Reactor Approved AprilPIVER Approved November
General Electric Company Los AlamosNational Laboratory
Payasada KotrappaJohn C. Dempsey
Henry Hurwitz, Jr.
Walker L. Cisler
Walter H. D'Ardenne
GraduateOhio State UniversityJames F. Curran, Mark S. Jarzemba, Albert L. Vest, Vijay SrinivasanUniversity of TennesseeEvren Eryurek, Zhichao Guo, Daniel Hollebach, Anthony Hurst, Mohammed Ibn Khayat, John R. Olvera, Rick SummittUndergraduateUniversity of TennesseeSaleh Alafifi, Glenn Coppock, Stephan Dupourque, Ahsan Farooqi, Elvira Mealer, Michelle Taylor