Catherine Clifford writes in CNBC about the first nuclear reactor to start up in seven years.
- Vogtle Units 3 and 4 are the first new nuclear reactors to be built in the U.S. in decades.
- Unit 3, which is expected to produce power in May or June, has started splitting atoms and generating heat.
- This is the first reactor to do so in seven years when the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Unit 2 started splitting atoms in 2016.
- Nuclear power is safe, clean, and reliable.
“However, because nuclear energy is generated without releasing carbon dioxide emissions, which cause global warming, the increased sense of urgency in responding to climate change has given nuclear energy a chance at a renaissance.”
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