The Beginning of Nuclear Energy's Second Act?

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After Chernobyl and Three Mile Island, nuclear power got a bad rap in the United States.  It's been 31 years since the last application to build a new plant. But the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has received a request for two new reactors in Texas. NRG Energy, which has never before built a nuclear power plant, today asked NRC for permission to construct two at its existing nuclear station in South Texas. With more likely in the next 15 months, what are about the prospects for a nuclear comeback? Rebecca Smith has a story about the process in today's Wall Street Journal.

Credits

Guest:
Rebecca Smith - National Energy Reporter for the Wall Street Journal

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Dan Konecky, Karen Radziner, Vanessa Romo