Nuclear “Renaissance” Stalls: Collapse of Flagship Reactor Project Expected

by Michael Mariotte

The flagship project to build a new nuclear power reactor in the United States — the one that provided the economic model for most new reactor proposals since — is in serious trouble and likely will collapse of its own weight before construction can even begin.

What this means for the much-hyped nuclear “renaissance” is clear: there will be no large-scale nuclear revival in the United States, and probably not in the rest of the world either, since the pressures on this project are international in scope, and affect just about every nation not named China.

Read the rest of this excellent and thorough analysis of the nuclear “renaissance” here. Φ

Michael Mariotte is Executive Director of the  Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS). You can contact him at

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