Oh, jeez. I remember the US nuclear 70's and 80's. Then, you could talk to total farmers about their nuclear plans. "We get all our expertise from consultants!", they would tell me. Now the farmers are back. This article mentions a company in potato-Idaho that is going to build a nuclear plant on a reservoir in the middle of nowhere. The company has built potato-plants, but has no experience with nuclear. They are using well-drillers on the site as we speak.
The US has enough talent for 1-2 new plants max. Canada only has enough for 1 plant max, if they can ever find a low-wage super-leader to start one. I've never seen such a person. Crazy Areva has 20 potential plants on the go, and they can't even do a good job on the one they have going. AECL is totally botching up a couple of stupid medical reactors!
I would love to have new nuclear reactors. For Christmas, I would want to see at least one rational effort, somewhere. (not China and Romania, they're too good!). And of course, this needs a rational effort on the nuclear waste issue!