South Carolina's Nuclear Economy Oconee Nuclear Power Plant Photo Credit: Duke Power Co. Energy Use in SC Sandlappers' average energy use - ~62 billion kWh + 1.4 billion therms of natural gas Combined total emissions – 35 million pounds of CO, 150 billion pounds of CO 2
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Oconee Nuclear Power Plant
Photo Credit: Duke Power Co.
Source: South Carolina Energy Office
Source: Energy Information Administration
Waste tank at Hanford, WA. Photo credit: Dept. of Energy
“… the State Budget and Control Board … is designated as the agency of the State which shall … (4) assume responsibility for extended custody and maintenance of radioactive materials held for custodial purposes at any publicly or privately operated facility located within the State, in the event the parties operating these facilities abandon their responsibility, or when the license for the facility is ultimately transferred to an agency of the State, and whenever the federal government or any agency of the federal government has not assumed the responsibility.” - SC Code of Laws Section 13-7-30
Mixed Oxide (MOX) – weapons grade uranium used for commercial fuel
Modern Pit Facility – recondition the plutonium pits in nuclear warheads
“14 Sites fit Duke's nuclear needs.” The State (Columbia, SC). 20 February 2006.
The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability