Skip to comments.First new nuclear reactors OK'd in over 30 years
Posted on 02/09/2012 10:22:34 AM PST by kidd
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved licenses to build two new nuclear reactors Thursday
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This was the last hoop to jump through. The plants will be on-line in 2016 and 2017.
We're building nuclear plants again!
The econuts will stop these nuke plants in court.
Jaw just dropped on the floor.
Okay, legislators. Let’s see if you can fricken do it again!
Approve a new crude oil refinery or two and then some coal-powered power plants!
Well, now we know why Malahi ruled the way he did, huh?
Transparent political move by Bam to offset energy related re-election criticism for disapproving the pipeline. Pathetic, weakling, panty-waist slight-of-hand!!!
The plants are being built with the help of a conditional $8.3 billion loan guarantee from the Department of Energy. The loan guarantee is part of DOE's broader loan program that has been criticized for backing companies like Solyndra, the bankrupt maker of solar panels.
The Southern spokesman said the loan guarantee, combined with other regulatory measures, enable the project to receive cheaper financing that will ultimately save ratepayers $1 billion.
Would I be cynical in assuming that the hoops you have to jump through to get final bureaucratic approval (forms in triplicate, redundant hearings, manually processed forms - with carbon paper!, sitting in inboxes for months on end) would make the whole thing absolutely impracticable?
Was there ever any doubt about there being a payoff?? Otherwise, how could he find in favor of someone that was in comtempt of court and didn’t show up or present any evidence?
I’m still happy though that we are again building reactors.
AWESOME Great news
Bingo! They don’t care about the jobs, they want the owners to take huge losses. Lawsuits will not be filed until it is time to start the splitting.
Me too. But if it really was the reactor approval buyoff that stopped him from ruling like he should have, I’d have taken the temporary hit to have this go nationwide.
I’ll get in line on that one. I perceive this as Barry wanting the ability to posture; that he personally enabled this so that consumers and businesses would benefit. I also perceive a very long process of more bureacracy before a the first shovel of dirt is turned.
We're building nuclear plants again!
And we're buildin' 'em Thursday!
“Im still happy though that we are again building reactors.”
I’ll be happy when I see them come on line. This is electioneering at its best. Or worst, I guess. Zero has no thought of allowing nukes.
Who’da thunk we’d ever build another plant anywhere after China Syndrome , Chernobyl and Fukushima?
a thousand carbon credit traders just had goosebumps and cold shivers.
Agreed, Also instead of building the Keystone XL pipeline, why not build a refinery in North Dakota, plenty of oil from Canada and North Dakota and with the rail lines refined petrol could be shipped out to supply the Northern USA with plenty of oil. Why ship it ALL the way to Houston just to refine it?
Of Course the greenies would flip a biscuit if we built any more refineries.
Don’t get your hopes up. You are unlikely to see even a single KW produced by these 2 plants. There are so many obstacles before the reactor can actually produce power. Case in point..Long Island Lighting had completely finished building a nuclear power plant. But it never produced any power. Reason? The local authorities nixed it because they claimed there was danger of people evacuation problem in case of a nuclear accident.
Keep in mind no one has been killed in US, Europe, India and other democratic countries due to faulty reactor design. Tsunami’s & massive earthquakes do not happen in most places.