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The High Cost of Nuclear Power: Why Maryland Can't Afford a New Reactor

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Publication Date: March 2007

Publisher(s): MaryPIRG

Author(s): Elizabeth Ridlington; Timothy Telleen-Lawton; Johanna Neumann

Funder(s): Cooper Family Foundation

Funder(s): Cooper Family Foundation

Topic: Energy (Nuclear power)

Keywords: nuclear power; dirty energy; harmful subsidies

Type: Report

Coverage: Maryland


Constellation Energy has proposed building a third reactor at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Maryland. The High Cost of Nuclear Power shows that building a new reactor would be expensive, threaten public health and safety, and damage the environment. Maryland should refuse to subsidize construction of a new reactor and instead invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy.