Comanche Peak expansion pushed back by 18 months

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced last week that it will take an additional eighteen months to review the proposed expansion of the Comanche Peak nuclear plant in north Texas. As the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Friday:

The review, which was to be finished by December, is now set for completion in June 2013 to give the NRC more time to review the design of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries advanced pressurized water reactor to be used in the expansion.

The NRC also announced a similar delay for the North Anna expansion in Virgiria, which is also seeking two new advanced presssurized water reactors.

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By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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