Nuclear Resurgence in the US ?

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Helen22
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Nuclear Resurgence in the US ?

Post by Helen22 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:59 pm

Well, with 4 new plants already licensed and given the go ahead for construction in the last couple of months, is this the turn-around point for the nuclear industry in the US? I think so! I believe there will be more applications and new licenses issued by the end of the year. Many of us thought the Fukushima had signaled the end of the industry, but I'm glad to see that it isn't so.

I just hope the industry doesn't screw it up, again.
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Re: Nuclear Resurgence in the US ?

Post by HowardE » Thu May 03, 2012 2:58 pm

Before you start celebrating, here is what the scoop is for Vogtle, who got their license even earlier.

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2012/05/03/no ... new-build/

I am not so sure I would call it Nuclear Resurgence.
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Re: Nuclear Resurgence in the US ?

Post by GradPhys » Thu May 03, 2012 4:15 pm

Nobody said that going forward, once the licenses were OK-ed, would be easy Howard. But I don't think too many would argue that there is renewed interest in nuclear. And, not just in the US. Look at this Canadian Government decision:

Canada Government Gives Go-Ahead For Four-Unit Darlington Project
http://www.nucnet.org/all-the-news/2012 ... on-project

Whether you call it resurgence, or revival, or whatever you want to call it, it's here!

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