US to resume building nuclear reactors; Japan’s Toshiba to supply gear


  • US to resume building nuclear reactors; Japan’s Toshiba to supply gear

    TOKYO — After 34 years, the United States is expected to resume construction of nuclear reactors by the end of the year, and Toshiba Corp. will export turbine equipment for the reactors to the U.S. early next month, it was learned Saturday.

    According to sources, construction will begin by year-end on the Nos. 3 and 4 reactors of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Georgia and the Nos. 2 and 3 reactors of the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station in South Carolina.

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is expected to shortly approve the construction and operation of the reactors, which have been designed by Westinghouse Electric Co., a subsidiary of Toshiba.

    Source: theadvocate.com