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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-12 03:03 PM
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First new nuclear reactors OK'd in over 30 years
Source: cnn

First new nuclear reactors OK'd in over 30 years
By Steve Hargreaves @CNNMoney February 9, 2012: 1:02 PM ET


NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved licenses to build two new nuclear reactors Thursday, the first authorized in over 30 years.

The reactors are being built in Georgia by a consortium of utilities led by Southern Co. (SO, Fortune 500) They will be sited at the Vogtle nuclear power plant complex, about 170 miles east of Atlanta. The plant already houses two older reactors.

The 5-member NRC voted in favor of the licenses four to one, with Chairman Gregory Jaczko dissenting.

Jaczko said the new licenses don't go far enough in requiring the builders to incorporate lessons learned from the Japanese nuclear disaster last year.


Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/09/news/economy/nuclear_re...



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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-12 05:45 PM
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1. One word:
Fukashima. :( :mad:
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2. I know another word that starts out similarly, but it's shorter.
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