Nuclear Renaissance To Face Steep Hurdles

Law360, New York (September 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The nuclear energy community has been discussing the possibility of a “nuclear renaissance” for several years, even before the Energy Policy Act of 2005 was signed into law. But the reality of the next generation of nuclear reactors in the U.S. hit home in late September, when NRG Energy Inc. filed a completed request to operate a new reactor — the first full application submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a new nuclear plant in almost 30 years.

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