Nuclear stockpile

Almost one third of companies that own US nuclear power plants are not settingaside enough money to pay for the plants’ cleanup after the end of theiruseful life, congressional investigators claimed last month. And this problemcould be exacerbated with the construction of new plants.

Rising construction costs and safety concerns after the 1979 partial reactormeltdown at Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania made US utilities nervous about buildingnew plants.

And while tax incentives tucked inside the

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