EDF wants help from Md. for Calvert Cliffs 3 nuclear plant

There are 1 comment on the Mar 2, 2011, The Baltimore Sun story titled EDF wants help from Md. for Calvert Cliffs 3 nuclear plant. In it, The Baltimore Sun reports that:

French utility EDF Group is asking the state for help in developing a third nuclear reactor at Calvert Cliffs in Southern Maryland.

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Russell

Rio Rancho, NM

#1 Mar 3, 2011
Here is a quotation from the article:

"Because building the new reactor is unprofitable at current power prices, the company may ask the state to buy power from the new reactor in Lusby, approve contracts for utilities to buy the power, or roll the construction costs into regulated electricity prices, Piquemal told Bloomberg News."

Unfortunately, the article says nothing about why nuclear reactors are "unprofitable at current prices." The reason is that bureaucratic bungling has made nuclear plants too expensive. For more information, read the following:

http://www.phyast.pitt.edu/~blc/book/chapter9...

Also, it would be better to transition from uranium reactors to thorium reactors. That would reduce costs and improve safety. For more information on thorium reactors, do a google search on "thorium reactor" and also visit the following two sites:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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