by: Sue Prent
Thu Aug 01, 2013 at 18:05:14 PM EDT
These are troubled times in the nuclear club.
While Entergy has confirmed that it will, indeed, cut thirty jobs at Vermont Yankee by year-end, a 4% reduction from current staffing levels; Duke Energy has thrown in the towel altogether on two of its Florida nuclear facilities.
Duke announced its intention to close its Crystal River facility last February, following "botched" repairs to the containment vessel and escalating costs to undo the damage.