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Is there a Nuclear Revival in the United States?

This paper examines whether there is a nuclear revival in the U.S. Part I examines the current status of existing reactors in the U.S. the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s rush to rubber stamp 20-year license renewals, and public opposition to relicensing these aging reactors. Part II looks at the key actors who are part of the decision-making process about whether to build new reactors, and what influence they have on the process. Part III then describes the existing federal and state subsidies for new and expanded projects in the U.S. Finally, Part V examines the new and expanded federal subsidies that were proposed in the 111th Congress, and explores whether all of these subsidies are enough to create a viable revival in the U.S.

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  • Video: Nuclear Health Risks

    PSR President Dr. Bob Gould talks about the risks to public health and the global environment posed by nuclear weapons and energy. Read more »

  • Annual Report 2012

    PSR is pleased to present its 2012 Annual Report to our members and other stakeholders. Read more »

  • Fukushima Disaster: Impacts & Continuing Threats

    More than two years since the nuclear disaster began at the Fukushima Daiichi reactors, its impact is massive and widespread. It will be decades before the full scope of the impacts of this ongoing disaster is fully understood but significant health, economic, environmental and social consequences are already evident and quantifiable. Read more »

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  • July 17, 2014
    Our Best Opportunity to Cut Climate Change
    We need you to take action now! Tell the EPA that its proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from power plants Is vitally important and on the right track – but can be strengthened.