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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2015 9:15 am 
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For future, best have PWR with long life Th-U233 fuel. Shades of shippingport.


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PostPosted: Oct 16, 2015 8:49 am 
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Pro-nuclear stance gets a bloody nose from press.
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Watts Bar 2 holds the world record for the longest gestation of any nuclear plant in history, having been listed as "under construction" for 43 years. The project was launched in 1972 and suspended in 1985, when it was already 60% complete, Safer and Barczak observe. By then, despite an initial cost estimate of about $400 million, some $1.7 billion had been spent. The total cost is now estimated at $6.1 billion.

Perhaps the US should give up on nuclear power and leave it to Russians and the Chinese. They could buy floating nuclear plants from them, and anchored well offshore so that they can be blamed for any failure. The costs will be also less.


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PostPosted: Oct 16, 2015 8:52 am 
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jagdish wrote:
Pro-nuclear stance gets a bloody nose from press.
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Watts Bar 2 holds the world record for the longest gestation of any nuclear plant in history, having been listed as "under construction" for 43 years. The project was launched in 1972 and suspended in 1985, when it was already 60% complete, Safer and Barczak observe. By then, despite an initial cost estimate of about $400 million, some $1.7 billion had been spent. The total cost is now estimated at $6.1 billion.
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Perhaps the US should give up on nuclear power and leave it to Russians and the Chinese. They could buy floating nuclear plants from them, and anchored well offshore so that they can be blamed for any failure. The costs will be also less.


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