US. nuclear plant performance

Komanoff, Charles
November 1980
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Nov1980, Vol. 36 Issue 9, p51
The article presents the author's comments on the declining performance of the U.S. nuclear plants. Since 1979, the performance of U.S. nuclear power plants has declined sharply. The 62 licensed commercial-size reactors averaged slightly under 57 percent capacity. It is informed that design errors, equipment failures and the accident at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania have led to widespread shutdowns.


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