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Nuclear plants can withstand big storms

The Patriot-News

by Terry Peck
November 6, 2012

Any time a storm as powerful as Hurricane Sandy comes rumbling through Pennsylvania, it’s natural for people to think about the safety of our nuclear power stations.
But I can tell you that’s one concern I never had. Not once. There [...]

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Nuclear plant critic short on the facts

Pottstown Mercury

by Pete Duncan
October 26, 2012

Limerick is a safe and reliable piece of the energy puzzle. A recent letter to the editor, published by The Mercury, maintains that, “Pennsylvania officials choose Exelon over public safety.” Without benefit of factual analysis, the letter makes accusations [...]

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PA Energy Alliance Applauds Rep. Godshall & Others For Support of HR 750

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June 28, 2012

HARRISBURG, PA (June 28, 2012) – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week voted unanimously in favor of House Resolution 750 which directs the President and Congress to adopt the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future [...]

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2012 Nuclear Opinions Poll

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May 23, 2012

Please follow the link below to see the results of the 2012 PA Statewide Susquehanna Polling and Research Spring Omnibus Poll conducted in March of 2012.
March 2012 Poll Results

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Nuclear safety precautions are in place

The Mercury

by David Hess
March 11, 2012

As we observe the one-year anniversary of the accident at the Fukushima-Daichi nuclear power plant, it is important to be aware of the safety precautions that have been put into effect as a result of this tragic event.

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U.S. cedes the lead on nuclear energy

The Philadelphia Inquirer

by Reese Palley
January 20, 2012

Developed over the last half-century, mini-reactors are used in Naval nuclear submarines and about 60 nuclear medicine facilities across the country. However, American innovators have been unable to convince U.S. regulators to approve new nuclear technologies. Even though the traveling wave reactor, which uses nuclear waste from other nuclear reactors as fuel, is safer and cheaper to build than current U.S. nuclear investments, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has no plans to invest in it or similar technologies. Because the American government refuses to invest in their development, these innovators are taking their ideas to China. With its unmatched innovative energy and without the barriers of a contentious bi-partisan political system, China could soon begin producing small, modular nuclear reactors and surpass the U.S.’s world standing in energy.

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NRC should renew nuclear license for Limerick

The Mercury

by Daniel Pourreau
October 24, 2011

Limerick Generating Station is a benefit to the local and surrounding community in many ways, including to the economy and the environment. Limerick contributes $113 annually in direct contributions to the economy through expenditures made by the plant. Without Limerick, it is estimated that emissions would increase by the equivalent of 2.5 million cars. Surrounding communities should support its relicensing because it is a safe, cost-effective, and reliable source of power and provides jobs for its neighbors.

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Some Data on Energy

Centre Daily Times

by Forrest J. Remick
April 19, 2011

An April 3 article by Cliff White stated that nuclear power was “dangerous, dirty and hugely expensive.” Data from the Energy Information Administration and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission states that in 2009 the average cost of producing electricity in the U.S. was 5.76 cents per kilowatt-hour from gas, 4.05 cents per kilowatt-hour from coal and 2.17 cents per kilowatt-hour from nuclear power plants. More than 91 percent Pennsylvania’s electricity is generated by coal and nuclear plants, so Pennsylvania receives by far the lowest cost of electricity in the Mid-Atlantic region. The nine nuclear power plants in Pennsylvania eliminated the release otherwise of 106,000 tons of nitrogen oxide, 539,000 tons of sulfur dioxide and 73 million tons of carbon dioxide.

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Alliance Statement: Japan’s Nuclear Plant Event Does Not Imply Risk for PA Plants

by PA Energy Alliance
March 18, 2011

PA Energy Alliance Statement on Japan’s Nuclear Plant Crisis

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Nuclear energy opponents spread fear and disinformation

The Mercury

by Dr. Forrest J. Remick
January 10, 2011

Limerick Nuclear Generating Station recently provided the opportunity for Pottstown School District’s science department teachers to tour the plant, enhancing their knowledge of the science, technology and engineering process of nuclear power. Nuclear plants are one of the safest industrial operations and those who are employed there go through continuous training and while power plants are a technology that originated in the United States, leadership in the field has been lost to other nations due to fear and misinformation.

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