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America’s newest nuke plant shows why nuclear power is dying in the U.S.


“Watts Bar 2 holds the world record for the longest gestation of any nuclear plant in history, having been listed as ‘under construction’ for 43 years. The project was launched in 1972 and suspended in 1985, when it was already 60% complete, Safer and Barczak observe. By then, despite an initial cost estimate of about $400 million, some $1.7 billion had been spent. The total cost is now estimated at $6.1 billion.”

Originally published on October 12, 2015.