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Cheap and Clean Nuclear Power is Becoming a Dream More than the Reality,

Trend In Tech By Natalie Brown February 18, 2017 “………Apart from safety, another major reason why people have backed away from nuclear power projects is down to the cost. Building a nuclear power plant is no cheap task. It’s estimated to cost around $9 billion to build a nuclear power plant in the United States which is more than Apple Inc borrowed in the whole of 2016. That’s also more than 1,000 times the cost of a new fracking well and more than 3,000 times the cost of the world’s largest solar plant.

So it’s not just that all of a sudden nuclear power has become really bad, it’s just that many other forms of energy harvesting are far more efficient. One day we may have nuclear fission reactors that could change things again, but for now, at least, nuclear power will be taking a step back as other forms of renewable energy such as wind and solar come shining through.


February 20, 2017 - Posted by | general

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