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Wed Oct 3, 2012, 05:47 PM

Quebec nuclear reactor shutdown will cost $1.8 billion

Source: CBC

Quebec's only nuclear power plant will shut down on Dec. 28, Hydro-Québec announced Wednesday, but the process of dismantling it will take 50 years and cost $1.8 billion.

The official statement confirms what the new Parti Québécois government has been saying for weeks: that the province won't pay to refurbish the Gentilly-2 reactor and instead will have it decommissioned.

Hydro-Québec's most recent economic analysis, made public on Wednesday, recommends against spending the billions of dollars that would be required to rebuild the reactor to allow it to continue operating.

The Crown corporation says it now estimates the refurbishment would cost $4.3 billion, up from the $2 billion that the previous Liberal government had budgeted.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/10/03/montreal-gentilly-2-shutdown-cost-hydro-quebec.html

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Reply Quebec nuclear reactor shutdown will cost $1.8 billion (Original post)
alp227 Oct 2012 OP
leveymg Oct 2012 #1
on point Oct 2012 #2
sulphurdunn Oct 2012 #3
Civilization2 Oct 2012 #4
rootProbiscus Oct 2012 #5
DavidL Oct 2012 #6
C_eh_N_eh_D_eh Oct 2012 #7
Xipe Totec Oct 2012 #8
rhett o rick Oct 2012 #10
wordpix Oct 2012 #9

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:04 PM

1. But rebuilding the damn thing will cost $4.3 billion, and the old plant would still need to be torn

down, as will be the new one, eventually. With decommission costs running almost as much as building new ones, nuclear doesn't look like a bargain, and the construction and operating estimates often omit the high cost of decommissioning these things.

No thank you.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:22 PM

2. Not to mention the eternity of costs to protect the planet against the spent fuel

They NEVER include the on going costs of dealing with the spent fuel, for which there is no good answer and which can stretch into THOUSANDS of years!!

Economic net net nuclear power is a loss!!

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Response to leveymg (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:25 PM

3. They have to pay to let it cool down

for 40 years before they can even begin taking it apart over the next 10 and they have a cost estimate of $1.8 billion?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:31 PM

4. just say no to nuke plants,.

 

the costs are pushed onto the 99% while the few run off with a sht load of cash for "developing" the plants,. it is a money pit and a terrible theft from the many for the enrichment of the few.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:45 PM

5. Whinging bastards

They have successfully decommissioned two nuclear plants already - Chernobyl and Fukushima
Only another 500 to go

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Response to rootProbiscus (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:00 PM

6. What is "whinging"?

 

There is a thing called "spell-check" on most computers.

Please use it!

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Response to DavidL (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:03 PM

7. Oi, Yank...

From dictionary.com:

whinge
  hwinj, winj
verb (used without object), whinged, whing·ing. British and Australian Informal .
to complain; whine.

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Response to DavidL (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:26 PM

8. Not a good start at making new friends. nt

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Response to DavidL (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:18 PM

10. Is that what you have to add to the discussion? nm

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:27 PM

9. and each US plant is insured for a whopping (sarcasm) $350 million---US taxpayers pay the rest if

anything goes wrong.

NO to NUKES!

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