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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Suddenly Nuclear Energy Becomes Trendy

Suddenly Nuclear Energy Becomes Trendy

Ken Silverstein, EnergyBiz
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted to approve Scana's license to build two new nuclear reactors in South Carolina. That's the second time in two months that the agency has given such permission to utilities, which has not happened since 1978.The utilities have gotten a head start as the reactor designs to be used have already been meticulously researched and developed, earning the NRC's approval. In giving its blessing on March 30, the commission is allowing Santee Cooper, a state-owned subsidiary of Scana, to construct and operate the two facilities that will be located...

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