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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.
Walker Lee Cisler
Glenn F. Knoll
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (First Place)Mississippi State University Second PlaceUniversity of Florida (Second Place)Kansas State University (Honorable Mention)University of Lowell (Honorable Mention)University of Maryland (Honorable Mention)University of Missouri-Columbia (Honorable Mention)University of Wisconsin-Madison (Honorable Mention)
Robert W. Wiesener
Glenn E. Lucas
Sara A. Morabito
Long Island (Meritorious, Small)Eastern Carolinas (Meritorious, Large)Austria (Meritorious, International)Eastern Carolinas (Best Membership, Best Meetings and Programs)Eastern Washington (Best Public Information and Education)Idaho (Best Section Management)
Graham M. Leitch (Philadelphia Electric CompanyLimerick Generating Station)W. T. Ullrich (Tennessee Valley AuthorityBrowns Ferry Unit 3 Restart)
Ricardo C. DeBarros
Big Rock Point Nuclear Plant Approved MayBR3 Approved OctoberDresden Nuclear Station Unit 1 Approved OctoberRoom 307Gilman HallUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeley Approved OctoberN/S Savannah at Patriots Point Approved OctoberORNL's Graphite Reactor Approved OctoberPenn State Breazeale Reactor Approved October
Bernice E. Paige
Gregory R. ChoppinNuclear Safety JournalSammuel Untermyer II
David K. Trubey
William S. Lee
H. "Peter" PlanchonJohn I. Sackett
GraduateUniversity off Tennessee - KnoxvilleBenan Basoglu, Agus Cahyono, Michael Corum, Andreas Ikonomopoulos, Thomas Radcliff, Michael TravisUndergraduateArizona State UniversityGerald Hunter, Mary Inman, Shawn PautzHonorable Mention - GraduateUniversity of Texas, AustinSteven Manson, Arnold PreeceHonorable Mention - UndergraduateUniversity of New MexicoBrian Hunt, Michael Lake, Julie Minton, Ned Alan Morley
Hans K. Fauske
Nikolai G. BasovHeinrich HoraJohn H. NuckollsChiyoe Yamanaka
Francois X. Cogne
Alvin M. Weinberg