Summit urges action to preserve US nuclear reactors

World Nuclear News · May 24, 2016 12:00 PM

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told the summit nuclear must remain a viable part of US electricity generation, especially if the emissions reduction goals of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan are to be met, yet the nation was facing the prospect of "even more" early retirements of nuclear power plants. "We are supposed to be adding zero carbon sources, not subtracting or simply replacing them," he said.

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