Three Mile Island, Fukushima, and Chernobyl were all accidents that changed the way we view nuclear energy.
According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Three Mile Island accident was the turning point in the global development of nuclear power. After the event, more than 51 U.S. nuclear reactors were canceled and until 2012, no plant had been authorized to begin construction.
Last year, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a license for two new reactors at Georgia’s Vogtle nuclear plant.
Located near Waynesboro, Georgia, the future of the American nuclear industry is at stake. With rising costs (from an estimated 600 million to more than 14 billion dollars after new regulation standards), this is a critical moment for the nuclear industry.
If successful: a new plant design, construction method and system of nuclear regulation will be established for what the industry says is a faster, better and cheaper system that will lead the way for a new generation of reactors.
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