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    Sandino, Joieau

    It's not the anti-nuke folks who killed nuclear energy---it's the electric companies, by not ordering any more.

    When  Duke recently cancelled its two new planned nukes, it wasn't because Greenpeace was picketing their office, or because Sierra Club was suing them, or because Earth First! was monkey-wrenching their trucks.  It was because the price tag had tripled in just a few years, and they hadn't even stuck a shovel into the ground yet.

    It is money, pure and simple money, that killed nukes.

    You are, I am afraid, bitching at the wrong people. It's not OUR fault that electric companies aren't ordering new nukes. (shrug)

    so things keep getting done half-assed instead
    Speaking of "things getting done half-assed", why don't you tell us the story of Progress Energy and the Crystal River nuclear plant--the one where Progress decided to update their nuke, and to save themselves a few bucks, they used a process to open the containment building that was different than the standard method--and broke their containment building. Then lied about it. Then wanted taxpayers to pay to fix it for them.

    THEN we can talk about "things getting done half-assed".

    In the end, reality always wins.

    by Lenny Flank on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 04:04:59 PM PDT

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