10 Feb '12, 3pm

Nuclear Power vs. Natural Gas

Southern Company An artist’s rendering of Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro, Ga., with the two nuclear reactors to be added in the foreground. When critics say nuclear power is risky, they often mean the risk of an accident. But people in the nuclear industry say that the bigger threat is natural gas. To look like a smart move, the $14 billion nuclear project undertaken by the Southern Company and its partners must meet several challenges, including actually completing the job for that figure, always a question in nuclear construction. But for the 104 nuclear reactors now running in this country, and for many of the ones that have retired , the big issue has always been the price of electricity from competing sources. And generally, that comes down to a prediction about the future cost of natural gas, which usually sets the price of electricity on the grid in much of the United S...

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