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In Canada, a nuclear plant can be up and running in five years.  Canadian plants are safe and environmentally acceptable.

New reactor designs for the US will have fewer pipes, be standardized, as they are in France.  This saves time and gives the Nuclear Regulatory Commission less of a headache when it comes to monitoring individual plants.

Every nuclear plant has to prove that it is environmentally safe.  The rigorous demands pay off.  The three nuclear plants in the path of Katrina had no problems.  Neither did nuclear plants on the coast of India in the path of the tsunami.

You cannot say the same of oil refineries or chemical plants.

by Plan9 on Tue Oct 18th, 2005 at 12:38:18 PM EST
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