Two Years after Fukushima, Duke Energy still making risky nuclear bets

Publication - March 7, 2013
Two years ago the disastrous Japanese earthquake and tsunami were exacerbated by the manmade disaster at the Fu- kushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The meltdowns and explosions at three General Electric (GE)-designed nuclear reactors forced countries and corporations around the world to reexamine their dangerous dalliance with nuclear power.

Despite Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers’ misgivings, Duke Energy is still committed to three new nuclear projects in North Carolina, South Carolina & Florida. Duke’s bet on new nuclear power is starkly out of touch with the rest of the U.S. power industry: other corpora- tions have already pulled the plug on new nuclear projects in Alabama, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, New York & Texas.

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