The Achilles’ Heel of Nuclear Power

In January 1993, Portland General Electric (PGE), Oregon’s largest electric utility, closed its nuclear power plant, Trojan, after cooling tubes has seriously corroded less than halfway through the plant’s anticipated 35-year lifespan. PGE had also found inexpensive replacement power from California. It would be cheaper to close Trojan, said the utility, than to fix it.

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