Tuesday, February 21, 2006

And Coming Up in the Outside Lane...

The effort to license and build new nuclear power plants in the US is now being characterized in racing terms. Market Watch is carrying an article titled Constellation to Overtake Rivals in Nuclear Licensing in which Michael Wallace, the company president, said

we expect to overtake our competitors in the next few years
in order to to take advantage of the incentives that the government is providing for the first six new reactors to be built in the U.S.

Wallace goes on to say that other applicants will have design certification problems that Constellation will avoid by employing the EPR design.

Lisa (standing back and gleefully encouraging a real smackdown): Hey Dominion and NuStart, he just trashed your design choices! Got anything to say about that?

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