[ RadSafe ] How many nuclear power plants in USA were converted tocoal/gas fired plants?

Brennan, Mike (DOH) Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Wed Oct 3 13:52:11 CDT 2012

I doubt any were "converted", as fossil fuel plants usually run at
significantly higher temperatures than nuclear power plants, and have
very different needs in terms of support equipment (nuke plants don't
need smoke stacks, for example, and fossil fuel plants don't need
containment structures).  If the cooling systems were built they could
be used, but that isn't what gets built firs, in most cases.  

There almost certainly were some sites where people had thought about
putting a nuclear power plant, then decided not to, where eventually a
gas fired plant was built, but I don't think that really counts as
"converted".  And I don't know where you would find information about

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Dear List members,

Can any one in the list provide information on how many nuclear power
plants (before it went nuclear) were converted into coal/gas fired
stations in USA due to reasons such as cost, agitation of people etc?

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