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Despite previous worries, evidence suggests that nuclear safety is no worse following U.S. electricity deregulation

Hausman, Catherine (2014) Despite previous worries, evidence suggests that nuclear safety is no worse following U.S. electricity deregulation. LSE American Politics and Policy (07 Aug 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

From the late 1990s, U.S. electricity markets were deregulated so that half of the country’s nuclear plants became subject to the fluctuations of prices in competitive wholesale electricity markets. In new research, Catherine Hausman finds that despite the predictions of some that safety would be compromised as nuclear power plant managers sought to cut costs, safety levels have actually not worsened, and may have improved. She writes that in the competitive wholesale market, it is in the interests of plant managers to avoid safety incidents that can lead to costly plant shutdowns.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 09:18
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 15:08
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59367

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