160 miles from here,
the Crystal River nuclear reactor continues to run up a bad bill,
maybe as much as $5 billion,
and even other nuclear operators are reportedly starting to turn against it.
Should we wait for the new nukes on the Savannah River to run up a bill
that high before we cancel them?
back in May?
Florida is already experiencing a likely future for the new Plant
Vogtle nukes in Georgia: completion date pushed back, and customer
Yep, that’s the one.
And the bill keeps going up, as
Ivan Penn wrote for the Tampa Bay Times 30 December 2012,
Utilities nationwide could share the financial pain of the idled Crystal River nuclear plant,
The crippled Crystal River nuclear plant is now America’s headache.
The bill to fix it and pay for replacement power may top $5 billion.
The company that insures all 104 U.S. nuclear power plants has just
$3.6 billion on hand to pay for claims.
Broken nuclear plants in California, Texas and Michigan will vie for
some of that money. But Crystal River alone represents such a
financial threat that the insurance company, Nuclear Electric
Insurance Ltd., may demand that its member utilities pony up more
Is NEIL the guarantor on the bonds for the new nukes at Plant Vogtle?
I think Southern Company was smarter (for SO, not for us)
got Congress to guarantee those.