Nuclear Power & Radiation

"As Nuclear Reactor Fleet Ages, Engineers Ask,' Is 80 the New 40?'"

"Could nuclear power plants last as long as the Hoover Dam? Increasingly dependable and emitting few greenhouse gases, the U.S. fleet of nuclear power plants will likely run for another 50 or even 70 years before it is retired -- long past the 40-year life span planned decades ago -- according to industry executives, regulators and scientists."

Source: Greenwire, 11/23/2009

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