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Article posted: 3/3/2013 4:06 PM

Some leaders souring on nuclear power costs

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An earth mover works on a new nuclear reactor at the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant in Augusta, Ga. One of the plant's existing reactors is shown in the background.


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As the cost of building a new nuclear plant soars, there are signs of buyer's remorse. The second-guessing from officials in Georgia and Florida is a sign that maybe the nation is not quite ready for a nuclear renaissance. On top of construction costs running much higher than expected, the price of natural gas has plummeted, making it tough for nuclear plants to compete in the energy market.
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