Chris Barnard writes about the need to reduce red tape for nuclear power in RealClearEnergy.
- A pipe that needs a brace is costing Plant Vogtle’s Units 3 and 4, the first nuclear power plants to be constructed in the United States in more than three decades, close to $30 million in relicensing fees.
- Outdated regulations and excessive red tape are stalling the development of the country’s largest source of reliable, carbon-free power.
- It takes an average of 6.7 years for a nuclear plant to receive approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and another 9 years for a plant to actually get built.
- To meet energy and environmental goals, the U.S. must modernize the permitting and licensing process for all energy sources, including nuclear power.
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