Thursday, August 31, 2006

TXU To Build Three Nuclear Power Plants

TXU announced plans thursday to build three new nuclear power plants in the state of Texas. They said they would apply for the licenses in 2008, and expect the plants to be on line between 2015 and 2020. They didn't say where the plants would be built, but speculation is that they could be built on the site of some current TXU plants. TXU plans to add 6 gigawatts of nuclear power at a cost of $8 billion.

Since they won't be even applying for the licenses until 2008, I'm not sure why they decided to announce it at this time. They're starting to get some serious opposition to the "dirty-coal" plants they want to build. Maybe they figure if they scare people with thoughts of a nearby nuclear plant, it will be easier to get the coal plants built, even though they will add to the pollution of north Texas.

I guess if they can't kill us with their pollution, they'll get us with radiation.

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