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US backs loans for first nuke plant in 30yrs

SpuriousLogic (1183411) writes | more than 4 years ago

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SpuriousLogic (1183411) writes "President Barack Obama has announced more than $8bn (£5bn) of federal loan guarantees to help build the first US nuclear power stations for 30 years.
Two new plants are to be constructed in the state of Georgia by US electricity firm Southern Company.
President Obama said the plants would be "safe and clean" and were needed to meet the country's future energy needs.
There have been no new nuclear power plants built in the US since the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island."

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Thorium contingency... (1)

Mysticalfruit (533341) | more than 4 years ago | (#31158694)

I hope when they build this plant they work into the plans the ability to switch to thorium as a contingency fuel.
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