Two New Nuclear Reactors Get Go-Ahead

Friday, February 10, 2012

 Japanese government announced the cold shutdown on stricken TEPCO Fukushima nuclear power plant. Greenpeace activists protest against nuclear plants in front of the prime minister's office in Tokyo. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/Getty)

Less than one month away from the anniversary of the Fukushima-Daiichi disaster — the world's largest since Chernobyl — the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted a license to build and operate two reactors at a nuclear plant in Georgia. These will be the first reactors built in the U.S. since 1978. 

Matt Wald is a reporter for our partner The New York Times who has covered nuclear power for 30 years.

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