Engineering Expert On Nuclear Plant Shutdowns

Shutting down nuclear power plants will have significant economic and environmental consequences, according to a new study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and DAI Management Consultants, Inc.  Shifting from nuclear to other types of power plants could affect the reliability of the electricity supply, electricity costs, air pollution, carbon emissions, and the reliance on fossil fuels like coal and natural gas, the researchers said.

‘Turning off a single large nuclear power plant could require dozens of coal and gas-fired plants to ramp up production to make up the difference,’ said Paul Fischbeck, a professor of social and decision sciences and engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon.

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