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Exelon Selects ESBWR for Texas

Details from World Nuclear News.

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Anonymous said…
Definitely good news for GEH. I wonder if the COL will be for one or two reactors. They previously told the NRC two reactors (either AP1000 or ESBWR) in their response to NRC RIS 2007-08 before the technology was selected. No one else has committed to 2 ESBWR reactors on one site for the COL application. I am skeptical about their commitment to new construction with cautions being uttered about needing spent fuel problems solved. That will not happen for decades at least. I say build now and worry about the waste later.
KenG said…
I think the comments about the need to solve spent fuel storage were specific to new plants in Illinois which has a state law prohibiting new construction until long term fuel storage is resolved.
Anonymous said…
This quote is from the Exelon press release for this announcement. "Among the various conditions that must be resolved to Exelon’s satisfaction before any formal decision to build is made is a solution to used fuel disposal and community acceptance of a new nuclear plant, the company has said." See the 11/12/07 release on the Exelon website for the full story. This means a used fuel solution for Texas if you ask me.

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