I might even have to crack open that case of Sam Adams I’ve been seeing in the garage fridge all week for this one.
If you’re tracking the nuclear power revival in America, last Tuesday, September 25, was a milestone. For the first time since 1973, a new application for building a reactor was placed before the federal government.
The proposal submitted Tuesday is to build two new reactors with a total capacity of 2,700 megawatts at the South Texas Project site in Matagorda County, where two nuclear units have already operated for 25 years. The size of the reactors is unprecedented — the biggest American plants generally produce about 1,200 MW.
“This is a historical event,” said Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico, long the Senate’s strongest supporter of nuclear. “Consumers around the world are benefiting from clean nuclear power. Finally our nation is on the verge of taking greater advantage of this technology. I hope it is the first of many.”
I hope so too. I’ll take a pair up here for every hydro-electric dam the eco-socialists manage to get shut down.
See how they like those apples.