ADVERTISEMENT

Three-Mile Island Decommission Cost Put at $918-Million



Officials say it will cost hundreds of millions of dollars to decommission a closed nuclear reactor and associated structures at the central Pennsylvania plant where what is considered the worst commercial nuclear plant accident in U.S. history happened in 1979.
 
John Buckley of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission told residents Wednesday that dismantling Three Mile Island's Unit 2 and returning the property to a pre-plant state would cost about $918-million in 2012 dollars. Commission officials said current plans call for the decommision to start sometime after April 2034, and they expressed confidence that there will be enough money to complete the process.
 
But Eric Epstein of TMI Alert, which favors alternatives to nuclear power and monitors the plant, says he doesn't think that will ever happen.


Filed Under :  
Topics : Environment
Social :
Locations : Central PennsylvaniaPennsylvania
People : Eric EpsteinJohn Buckley
A   A   A
 
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics - July 21st-25th 2014
Monday July 21st James B. Huntington, PH.D Choosing a Lasting Career The Job-by-Job Outlook for Work's New Age Work's New Age Blog Tuesday July 22nd David Ickes Wednesday July 23rd including "Weird Al" Yankovic on his new...
Read More
Dial N Deal - Friday July 18th 2014
Peavey Electric Guitar Six-string, lead guitar, with mini-amp, guitar stand - $100 FIRM Mark, Altoona SOLD Moving Sale Saturday July 19th 9am - 4 pm 1108 Holliday Hills Drive, Hollidaysburg Nice furniture and a few other items Large...
Read More
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics - July 14th-18th 2014
Monday July 14th Dr. Gabe Mirkin Dr. Mirkin.com Dr. Gabe Mirkin on Fitness & Health Facebook page Dr. Mirkin on Twitter Tuesday July 15th David Ickes Wednesday June 11th including Blair County Strikes Back at Autism Friday...
Read More