Tuesday, October 20, 2009

100 more nuclear plants in the U.S.

Federal agencies are anticipating 100 new nuclear plants to be built in the U.S., bringing the nuclear percentage of electricity generation to 30%. [right, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, AZ. Credit, Salt River Project]

That was the word in this morning's State Geologist briefing at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, by Linda Rowan, Government Affairs Director for AGI, who updated us on federal legislation and policy developments.

In related news, there is a task force looking at alternatives to Yucca Mountain as the nation's high level nuclear waste repository.


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