“Polar-vortex resistant nuclear” not so “resistant” after all
CHICAGO—Nuclear proponents like Exelon Corporation are quick to claim that nuclear power was “reliable energy” during last year’s “polar vortex” days compared to its fossil fuel rivals.
It seems that crowing may have been premature.
The Pilgrim-1 nuclear reactor near Plymouth, MA, was closed today by the heavy snow storm buffeting the Northeast.
The reactor had already been reduced to 20% output as a “precaution” prior to the storm’s arrival when transmission lines connecting the reactor to the power grid failed. This caused the Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: “Polar-vortex resistant nuclear” not so “resistant” after all