Friday, September 21, 2007

New Nuclear Plants Abounding?

Nukes? No Nukes?
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Sep 19, 2007 (2 days ago)

Plans move forward for new nuclear plants

**FILE** Lights from a passing tractor trailer streak in the foreground, as wispy puffs of steam rise from the cooling towers at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Middletown, Pa., in this time exposure photograph, a file photo of Dec. 13, 2006. Nearly 30 years after Three Mile Island, Entergy Corp., Dominion Resources Inc., Exelon Corp. and the Tennessee Valley Authority are expected to be among the first to seek regulatory approval to build new plants.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)The current turmoil in credit markets is unlikely to derail plans by power companies to begin ordering the first new nuclear plants since cost overruns and public opposition virtually killed the industry three decades ago.

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