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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ABWRs for South Texas

Toshiba has actually ordered a pressure vessel - for those unfamiliar, this is a large and heavy long-lead-time item - for one of the two Advanced Boiling Water Reactor plants that it will build for the South Texas Project. The first plant of this type is expected online in six years.

It's important to see that the renaissance of nuclear energy isn't just a pipe dream- equipment is being ordered and money is being spent.

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