Accession Number : ADA118807

Title :   Uncertainty in Estimating Power-Plant Closure Costs: A Review of 'Economic Impact of Closing Zion Nuclear Facility,' a Report by the Comptroller General of the United States,


Personal Author(s) : Stucker,James P

PDF Url : ADA118807

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Comparing GAO's estimates of the costs that could result from the closure of Zion and Indian Point reveals the large range of uncertainty currently associated with such estimates and suggests a number of areas requiring further study. Better and more detailed information on alternative generating costs, decommissioning costs, incremental financing costs, and secondary costs in general needs to be developed and documented. And the groups or institutions who will ultimately bear these costs need to be identified. Uncertainties in all these areas must be reduced, and common costing methods and assumptions adopted, before intelligent decisions can be made regarding the future of any of the nuclear generating facilities (either operational or under construction) that are currently being questioned. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Economic analysis, *Economic impact, *Cost estimates, *Nuclear power plants, Shutdowns, Closures, Replacement, Power supplies, Savings, Environmental impact, Cost models

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Eng

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE