Nuclear News | March 30, 2017

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Shuttering Nuclear Power Plants Kills Small US Towns

Shutting down nuclear power plants could be devastating to small towns across the U.S., according to a Sunday Associated Press report.Towns with shuttered nuclear plants are promptly struck by rising property taxes, cuts to essential services and less school funding, according to the AP report. U.S. nuclear plants are the main economic fixture of small, out-of-the-way towns across the country. In Carlton, Wisc., for example, 70 percent of its yearly budget disappeared when the nearby nuclear power plant shut down four years ago.

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