The governor said the new reactor would help slow rate increases for electricity customers amid rising global demand for energy.In an announcement made at the BCTD Conference last month, Constellation expects to break ground on the new plant by Dec. 2008.
"It is a huge moral challenge and it is a moral imperative given what massive new burning of coal will do to the planet if we don't develop better and cleaner technology, including safer and cleaner nuclear, which is what is . . . planned and talked about in terms of the third reactor," O'Malley said.