Nov 8 More than a third of U.S. nuclear power plants could shut for economic
reasons over the next decade, a greater number than most analysts expect, according to a study
released on Thursday by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a public policy group that
focuses on environmental and energy issues.
While those retirements are not expected to pose a threat to the U.S. electrical grid's
reliability, UCS said, the problem is the potential replacement of their low-carbon