Brief-Halt Nuclear Loan Guarantees

Guest Blog | October 28, 2009 | Position Statements

This Hill Briefer describes the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s recent objection to serious safety problems in the Toshiba-Westinghouse AP1000 reactor design and discusses why this is just the latest setback of the so-called “nuclear renaissance.” The brief shows that it would be contrary to the Obama administration’s emphasis on ending reckless lending practices for the Department of Energy to proceed with its plans for loan guarantees for any new reactors that are not finalized and licensed. F-DOE-loan-guarantee-Hill-briefer102809.pdf