Jan 5, 2012

Let the Nuclear Renaissance Begin

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday, 12/21/11, approved the amended design for the Westinghouse AP1000, a reactor that several power companies intend to use for building the first new U.S. nuclear plants in decades.
“The design provides enhanced safety margins through use of simplified, inherent, passive, or other innovative safety and security functions, and also has been assessed to ensure it could withstand damage from an aircraft impact without significant release of radioactive materials,” NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko said in a statement.


  1. I immediately thought of the same question Taryterre has asked. Not in my backyard I hope.

  2. Glad to hear of the new design approval. We will need more power, even though equipment is using less elec. we are plugging in more toys to ease our lives. WE burn too much Coal and gas as is.

  3. ... I think it is about time... we are so far behind the rest of the industrialized world when it comes to nuclear power that it is insulting... hope it won't be much longer before another one gains approval...


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