July 13, 2012 Predictions Realized: With Taxpayers on the Hook, Cost of US Nuclear Plants Soar.
Delays and overruns at three nuclear projects could cost $2 billion
[Excerpted] "Despite assurances from the nuclear industry that they would not repeat mistakes of the past, the first nuclear reactors being built in the United States in over 30 years are headed toward hundreds of millions of dollars, perhaps more, in cost overruns and years of delays, according to new reports.Now, analysis by the Associated Press suggests that the combined overruns from projects in Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina could top $2 billion. Much of that cost would fall to rate-payers and taxpayers..."
Majia here: This analysis at Common Dreams is drawing upon the following:
AP IMPACT: Building costs rise at US nuclear sites july 10 2012 http://www.iwatchnews.org/2012/07/10/9428/ap-impact-building-costs-rise-us-nuclear-sites?utm_source=iwatch&utm_medium=social_media&utm_campaign=twitter