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To Infinity and Beyond

February 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Feature writing, Writing

In some ways, it seems as though nuclear power plants are the Energizer Bunny of electric-generating technology—they just keep going. Constructed between 1969 and 1996, the nation’s 104 nuclear reactors were licensed initially for 40 years of operation. Almost 60 of these plants already have been granted operating licenses for an additional 20 years, and more than 25 are being studied for such extensions. Plant owners and regulators aren’t stopping there. As they investigate the case for a 60-year lifespan, they’re also considering what might be needed to keep these facilities running safely for an 80-year lifespan.

This article ran originally in the February 2011 issue of Electrical Contractor Magazine
To Infinity and Beyond

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