Nuclear Plant Licensing

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Watts Bar 2 is nearing completion, and the Tennessee Valley Authority says that when the nuclear reactor in Rhea County, Tennessee, is completed, “it will produce the nation’s first new nuclear generation of the 21st century.” A 21st century plant but with deep roots in the 20th century – construction on the Westinghouse-designed pressurized water… Keep reading →

Indian Point Concern Renewed Amid Japanese Crisis

Well, it depends on who you ask, of course. But some suggest the existing US nuclear regulatory framework contains flaws – that in some cases – allow cost to trump safety. There has always been tension between the nuclear industry and the regulators that oversee it. The strongly-held views that permeate discussions around safety, economic… Keep reading →