One Image Proves That Both Louisiana Nuclear Power Stations Could Be Replaced By Rooftop Solar – Comment Deadline July 23rd, 11:59 pm ET (10:59 CDT)

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Comment Due Jul 23, 2018 11:59 PM ET (10:59 CDT) This is for comment on the US NRC’s Environmental Impact Statement for relicensing River Bend Nuclear Power Station near St. Francisville (and Baton Rouge) Louisiana from midnight August 29, 2025 to 2045. Include Docket ID NRC-2017-0141 in the subject line of your comment.

According to the US NRC, 14% of Louisiana’s electricity in 2015 came from nuclear power. There are two nuclear power stations in Louisiana – Waterford near New Orleans, and River Bend, near Baton Rouge. River Bend is smaller, apparently in dangerously bad condition, and has been offline a lot. Even if one is generous and assumes that 7% of Louisiana’s electricity is from River Bend, the chart below still clearly shows that it could be more than replaced by solar PV. In fact, both Waterford and River Bend could be replaced. Additionally, due to improvements in…

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Louisiana Nuke Plant Accident

ENE-News – Radioactive leak reported at U.S. nuke plant

It is at River Bend NPP.

It is run by Entergy.  Watchdogs say Entergy not qualified to operate reactors

[snip] ” . . . . It’s not often that anti-nuclear activists concern themselves with a nuclear company’s financial troubles. But in the case of Entergy Nuclear Operations, which has seen consecutive negative financial reports that some of its reactors are losing money, activists are getting involved, pointing to a dangerous conflict between financial viability and nuclear safety.”

River Bend Nuclear Station Fire Cited in Report

From Union of Concerned Scientists –  UCS 3rd Annual NRC Review

Today we released our third in an annual series on the performance of U.S. nuclear plants and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), The NRC and Nuclear Power Plant Safety in 2012: Tolerating the Intolerable.

The Advocate –  La. nuclear plant problem cited

[snip] – –  “The incident at River Bend Nuclear Station in St. Francisville cited in the report involved an electrical problem that caused a small fire and a loss of power to half of the equipment cooling the core, he said.

When employees tried to start up the plant a couple of days later, all power was coming from one source and that power also was lost. A standby water system started operating and brought cooling water to the emergency equipment, according to the report.”