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.
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
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?
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.
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
We need to do something. There are only so many countries we can invade for their oil.
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.
and a weapons team to look for weapons of mass destruction . . . .
and the ADF on standby to bomb the States when they fail to comply.
just like Iraq, they won't find any!
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