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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.
Karl O. Ott
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (First Place)University of Wisconsin-Madison (Second Place)Texas A&M University (Third Place)University of Florida (Honorable Mention)
Gerald A. Eisert
Mitchel E. CunninghamThomas M. Sutton
Robert D. Bromm
Andre GauvenetHarry HollingshausThomas H. RowJack Scarborough
Small Local SectionsLouisiana (Meritorious)Michigan (Best Membership)Oak Ridge/Knoxville (Best Meetings and Programs, Best Public Information and Education)Long Island and Oak Ridge/Knoxville (Best Section Management)Eastern Washington, Central Illinois, Northern Pennsylvania, Southeast Florida (Meritorious Finalists)Large Local SectionsWashington DC (Best Membership)Eastern Carolinas (Meritorious, Best Meetings and Programs, Best Public Information and Education)Idaho (Best Section Management)International Local SectionsFrance (Meritorious, All Categories)
Leo B. Holland (Martin Marietta Energy Systems)Louis F. Storz (Toledo Edison)
A. Burtron Johnson, Jr.K. Linga Murty
Pajarito Canyon Site Approved SeptemberSan Onofre Nuclear Generating Station 1 Approved SeptemberWaste Calcining Facility Approved September
Vicki M. Bier
Paul DozineHerbert E. HungerfordJohn W. LandisThomas F. Plunkett
Allen BrodskyShiori Ishino
W. Kenneth Davis
Joseph T. Thomas
GraduateOhio State UniversityLaurian Dinca, Geoffrey Golub, Brian Kelley, Daryl Lacy, David Lewis, Greg PhillipsUniversity of TennesseeM. Dunn, S. Goluoglu, R. Metcalf, A. WilkinsonUndergraduateNorth Carolina State UniversityMeredith Nahm, Crystal BuchananUniversity of TennesseePatrick Brantley, Anthony Carey, Jeff Jeanguenat, Chris Jones, Stead Kiger, Michelle Woodall
Herbert S. Isbin
Robert DautrayJohn D. LindlSadao Nakai
John J. Taylor