Nuclear renaissance

Both Canadian and US governments want to bring more nuclear power capacity online, but will the private investors come? By Catherine Lacoursière

After a three-decade lull, North America is eyeing a nuclear renaissance. The US government hopes to start construction on 50,000MW of new nuclear power capacity by 2010. Canada’s crown nuclear corporation Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) has been shipping its CANDU reactors around the globe in recent years, but it hopes to secure a home for its next-generation ACR-700 reactor in North America. Yet neither country has built a new nuclear power plant on domestic soil since the

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