U.S. Bets on Small Nuclear Reactors to Help Fix a Huge Climate Problem

Written by on November 12, 2023

Towering over the Savannah River in Georgia, the first nuclear reactors built from scratch in the United States in more than 30 years illustrate the enormous promise of nuclear power — and its most glaring weakness.

The two new reactors at the Vogtle nuclear power plant will join two older units to create enough electricity to power two million homes, 24 hours a day, without emitting any . . .



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