Low gas prices force closures at US nuclear plants

By Staff reporter 11 January 2017

Utilities in the United States are closing selected nuclear power plants because the facilities cannot compete against low gas prices and face pressure from anti-nuclear sentiment.

New York’s Indian Point plant, which is located 48 km north of Manhattan, will close by April 2021 as part of an agreement with the state, facility operator Entergy said in a release.

Vermont’s Yankee facility became the fifth nuclear plant to close in two years when it shut down in January 2015 after more than 40 years of operation.

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