Nuclear Power Is Poised for a Comeback. The Problem Is Building the Reactors.

Nuclear Power Is Poised for a Comeback. The Problem Is Building the Reactors.

Western nations are betting big on nuclear power, decades after safety concerns caused it to fall out of favour, only they have lost their expertise in building reactors.

Governments want carbon-free electricity from nuclear power to help tackle climate change and reduce dependence on Russian oil and gas. The United States, France and China are backing a new generation of reactors that are intended to be easier to build and safer than previous designs. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has fueled a sense of urgency to bring them online.

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