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  •  Actually, the number of new nuclear (2+ / 0-)
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    plant applications isn't zero. There are applications for something like 28 reactors, although the review has been suspended on several. There are two reactors currently under construction, Vogtle units 3 and 4. Moreover, they will be built with passive safety features that will allow them to keep the core cool for up to three days in the event of a station blackout, unlike Fukushima. The spent fuel disposal issue is more a political football than a technological problem.

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      Louisiana 1976

      I read incorrect information.

      OTOH, that is a very small number, but it's better to be accurate.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      by twigg on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 06:24:36 PM PDT

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      •  While Fukushima certainly has had an (2+ / 0-)
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        effect on enthusiasm for new nuclear, the real killer for nuclear and renewables alike in the US is cheap fracked natural gas.

        All forms of power generation have their advantages and disadvantages. All that renewable power generation in Germany is causing problems, although perhaps some of that will be alleviated with additional transmission capacity and updated technology. Otherwise they are going to lose a chunk of their industrial base if they don't figure it out.

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