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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.
C. V. Midhun, M. M. Musthafa, Shaima Akbar, Swapna Lilly Cyriac, S. Sajeev, Antony Joseph, K. C. Jagadeesan, S. V. Suryanarayana, S. Ganesan
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 194 | Number 3 | March 2020 | Pages 207-212
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2019.1681210
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Recoiled Compton electrons of 180 deg have been utilized to measure the energy distribution of high-intensity bremsstrahlung. An optimized detector-collimator configuration was used for detection and spectrum measurement of recoiled electrons. The spectrum has been reconstructed using Compton cross sections retrieved from the ENDF/B.VIII.0 library. The measured spectrum has been further validated using theoretical simulation by the Geant4 code with incorporating ENDF/B-VIII.0–recommended cross sections. The simulated spectrum matches the measured spectrum if the spatial spread and energy spread of the electron beam are accounted for in the simulations.