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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.
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Robert N. Hill
John C. Lee
Remy DeVoeJustin Knowles, Sekazi Mtingwa
George ShultzSidney Drell
J. Wesley HinesHan Gyu JooYutai KatohMark PetersShripad RevankarFausto FranceschiniAndrew KadakMartin Plys
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Hash Hashemian and training team at Analysis and Measurement Services CorporationJane LeClair
Gary Lynn JohnsonJohn M. O’Hara
Arthur T. Motta
UIUC Advanced Teaching Research Isotope General Atomic (TRIGA MARK II) Reactor
Anil Kant Prinja
Adolf GarciaMimi LimbachPeter LyonsRaymond KlannKai VetterJack BrenizerKathryn McCarthySherry BernhoftRichard ReisterJason Remer
Richard K. Lester
Jerry E. HicksDonald J. Wakefield
GraduateThe Ohio State University: Neutron Activated Fluoride Salt Test Loop at The Ohio State UniversityMax Chaiken, Andrew Clark, Brian Cohn, James Cutright, Michael Kurth, Richard ShawgerAdvisor: Prof. L. Raymond CaoUniversity of Michigan: Zero Knowledge Active Interrogation of Nuclear Warheads- Crystal GreenBrianne Heisinger, Kyle Kondrat, Matthew Krupcale, Jennifer NguyenAdvisor: Dr. Sara PozziUndergraduateUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison: Sodium-Cooled Integral Supercritical Carbon-dioxide Reactor (SCISCOR)Kazi Ahmed, Ian Jentz, Richard RollandAdvisor: Dr. John MurphyTexas A&M University: Production of Tc-99m from Accelerator Generated Mo-99 Utilizing a Photon-Neutron Interaction With Mo-100 TargetsMatthew Schaper, Eden Marroquin, Talal Harahsheh, Miltiadis Kennas, Yousif AlmaazmiAdvisor: Dr. Gamal Akabani
Mohamed S. El-Genk
Hiroshi AzechiJie Zhang
Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Kord S. Smith
Brian K. Hajek