Is nuclear energy central Pennsylvania’s saving grace?

Closures have negative ramifications on more than just energy availability


This past spring, Exelon Corp., the Chicago-based owner of Three Mile Island, announced it will shut down the final reactor Sept. 30.Pennsylvania’s nuclear energy future is in a state of flux. With the Three Mile Island Nuclear plant closing this fall and concerns the Beaver Valley nuclear plant in western Pennsylvania is next, indus­try trade groups and local politicians are calling for an intervention.
They view nuclear power as an im­portant part of the state’s future energy portfolio alongsi...

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