Atomic Power’s Green Light or Red Flag

12nuclear_cnd-articleLargeby Matthew Wald

6/11/13 WAYNESBORO, Ga. — The two nuclear reactors rising out of the red Georgia clay here, twin behemoths of concrete and steel, make up one of the largest construction projects in the United States and represent a giant bet that their cost — in the range of $14 billion — will be cheaper than alternatives like natural gas.

The first of the two Vogtle reactors is set to begin in 2017. Construction is one-third complete, at least 14 months behind schedule.

But something else is at stake with the reactors called Vogtle 3 and 4: the future of the American nuclear industry itself.

Read the whole article: New York Times
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