Tuesday, September 25, 2007

US utilities can jump-start

This is interesting to starving geologists and geophysicists, like me! (keep clicking on those ads!). In the US, a ton of lobbyist money was poured into redefining the word 'construction'. Now, construction is defined as 'putting the cherry on top', or pouring concrete for the reactor. All the bulldozing, excavation, drilling, tunneling, etc, can be done, before the first paperwork flies.

This, of course, greatly disappoints the 'loyal opposition', who relied on infinite amounts of courtroom logjams to block any hope of a nuclear plant. From one extreme to another! Should be fun....

ps. Ontario better get its act together and start doing something that resembles intelligent action, on building a new plant!

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