Prospects for More Nuclear Power in U.S. Now Seen Less Hospitable Than Ever
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While major reversals for nuclear power in Japan and Germany have been getting all the attention in headlines in recent weeks, the situation for the embattled industry in the U.S. has also worsened significantly, according to experts who will participate in a phone-based news conference at 1:30 p.m. EDT Thursday (June 9, 2011).
Major setbacks for U.S. nuclear power projects in Texas, Maryland and on Wall Street show again what the events of the last two years had demonstrated, that new reactors are too expensive and too uncertain to provide a reliable pathway to energy security or a stable climate.
News event speakers will be:
- Peter Bradford, former member of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, former chair of the New York and Maine utility regulatory commissions, and currently adjunct professor at Vermont Law School on "Nuclear Power and Public Policy";
- Paul Fremont, managing director of equity research, Jefferies & Company, Inc.; and
- S. David Freeman, engineer, and former head of both the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.
TO PARTICIPATE: You can join this live, phone-based news conference (with full, two-way Q&A) at 1:30 p.m. EDT on June 9, 2011 by dialing 1 (877) 270-2148. Ask for the "demise of the U.S. nuclear renaissance" news event.
CAN'T PARTICIPATE?: A streaming audio replay of the news event will be available on the Web at http://www.nuclearbailout.org as of 5 p.m. EDT on June 9, 2011.
SOURCE Peter Bradford, Paul Fremont and S. David Freeman