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US licenses first nuclear reactors since 1978

  1. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    US licenses first nuclear reactors since 1978

    The licensing covers two reactors estimated to cost $14 billion that the Southern Company wants to add to its existing Vogtle nuclear plant in Georgia. Preliminary work has already begun and plans are for the first new reactor to be operating in 2016.
    Approval should encourage other projects in the pipeline. Utilities in Florida and the Carolinas are moving towards seeking approval.
    http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/110324-biz-sanmen-reactor-4p.photoblog600.jpg
    Nuclear power provides about 20 percent of all electricity in the U.S.
    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/ … since-1978


    There was a nuclear reactor on Long Island that was shut down about 20 years ago because there was no way to get 3 million people off the Island in time before a possible meltdown. Georgia has more land so maybe that is better. Anyone live near one?
    Here's a link to other reactors shut down in the US.
    http://www.eia.gov/cneaf/nuclear/page/n … tdown.html

    1. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Obama has offered the Vogtle project $8.3 billion in federal loan guarantees as part of its pledge to expand nuclear power. Where's that money coming from? How can he guarantee money he doesn't have?

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        logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It's coming from the taxpayers pocket.  The same pocket the money came from for Solyndra.  Apparently has some buddies that have an interest in this new project.  Oh whatever will his environmentalist buddies think?  Guess they'll probably look the other way since they are so infatuated with the guy.

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    recommend1posted 5 years ago

    I guess Israel will want to bomb it to prevent nuclear weapons materials being allegedly produced there.  Oh wait, you guys already have loads of the stuff already made into bombs and sold to Israel big_smile

    1. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Seriously. Why do we need this? Answer. We don't. Oh, maybe it's creating a job for someone.

      1. Stacie L profile image86
        Stacie Lposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        do you think he's paying back some contributor ?

  3. Moderndayslave profile image60
    Moderndayslaveposted 5 years ago

    We need to do something. There are only so many countries we can invade for their oil.

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    The Writers Dogposted 5 years ago

    I will have  to petition the Australian Federal Government to impose economic sanctions on the USA. After that, our Government should demand that the UN send an IAEA inspection team to investigate.

  5. recommend1 profile image72
    recommend1posted 5 years ago

    and a weapons team to look for weapons of mass destruction . . . .

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      The Writers Dogposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      and the ADF on standby to bomb the States when they fail to comply.

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      logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      just like Iraq, they won't find any! smile

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        The Writers Dogposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Why? The US hide them offshore do they?

 
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