Contact Us

Two New Nuclear Plants Slated For Approval Today

It’s hard to believe the U.S. Hasn’t built any new nuclear reactors in 30 years but that’s about to change. According to cnnmoney.com, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is expected to approve licenses to build two new nuclear reactors in Georgia today.

Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant (Exelon)
Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant (Exelon)

A vote is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Reports say the reactors will be located 170 miles east of Atlanta where two older reactors are already located.

Now you may be wondering why no new nuclear reactors have been built in 30 years. I was curious too so I put that same question to a spokeswoman at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station a few years ago.

The spokesperson told me the Three Mile Island accident in 1979 had a lot to do with it. The highly publicized nuclear meltdown in Dauphin Pennsylvania that occurred within a hop skip and a jump from the very populated tri-state area freaked people out.

Oyster Creek is the oldest operating commercial Nuclear Power Plant in the United States. It’s expected to cease operations by 2019. Ten years before its license is set to expire.

Reports say nearly half of all nuclear power plants are over 30 years old.

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wobm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!