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posted by Dopefish on Sunday February 23 2014, @02:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the all-hail-the-almighty-atom dept.

CyberB0B39 writes: "The Department of Energy is set to approve $6.5B for a Georgia nuclear power plant, the first such plant in more than 3 decades. While other nuclear plants are shutting down due to competition from natural gas, Atlanta-based Southern Company is forging ahead with its planned construction of the plant."

[ED Note: "For those that are wondering, the new nuclear plant will be based on the AP1000 design by Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, a company based in Pittsburgh, PA and a subsidiary of Toshiba."]

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  • (Score: 0) by JimmyCrackCorn on Sunday February 23 2014, @02:48AM

    by JimmyCrackCorn (1495) on Sunday February 23 2014, @02:48AM (#5050)

    Can this power plant produce electricity that can be used to do things and then pay back the investment with a profit? or is this a boondoggle with government subsidies?

    Does that cost include accidents and disposal?

    Scrubbing CO2 is now possible.

    Carbon Credits are tickets to pollute and enslave.

    It takes energy to produce energy, those solar panels too.

    Complicated source to use flowchart for power plants of any type.

    Seems, like nature, diversity may be best approach toward continued energy production to meet demand and to act as decent steward of our biosphere.

    Unintended consequences are easily ignored.

    If society could mimic energy sources of humans, in that we get energy from a variety of sources, maybe our genes could change with any changes from the humans interaction with earth.

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