Many new nuclear reactors coming

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s newly created Office of New Reactors is expecting a flood of new applications, another sign of resurgent interest in nuclear power.

The new designs are considerably safer, and can be built “from first concrete to reactor critical” in just 36 months.

With Peak Oil appearing to become reality, we need ways to produce massive amounts of cheap energy 24/7 without using petroleum-based products. There are only two ways to do this, coal, which is hideously polluting from start to finish, or nuclear. There are no other alternatives.

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