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The U.K. and U.S Are Inching Toward a New Era of Nukes

Publication Date: 3/11/2009
Author: Peter Reina, Thomas F. Armistead
Format: HTML

Nuclear powerplant development in the U.K. and U.S. is moving forward with vigor. In the U.K., imminent eBay-style land sales will lead to the first major financial commitments by power companies in the nation’s emerging nuclear-plant program. In the U.S., the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is processing 17 applications for 26 possible new nuclear powerplants even as new questions arise over whether the government’s Yucca Mountain nuclear-waste repository will ever open.

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