Nuclear reactors' hefty price tag is the biggest obstacle to building more, the nation's top nuclear regulator said Monday.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko said that permitting new reactors could take four years or more, and that storing the waste is not a pressing concern, but that paying for the new reactors remains a significant concern for most utilities.
The best estimate for a new reactor's price tag is about $10 billion, he said.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Cost an obstacle to building reactors
From the Arizona Republic: