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MINERAL, VA - AUGUST 24: The North Anna Power Station operated by Dominion Energy remains offline after losing offsite power in the wake of yesterday's 5.8 earthquake August 24, 2011 near Mineral, Virginia. The epicenter of the quake, the East Coast's largest since 1944, was located a few miles outside of Mineral, a town of 430 people located about 50 miles west of Richmond and about 7 miles from the North Anna plant. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nuclear Troubles

The outlook for nuclear power in America looks "dismal," according to a report this week in the Wall Street Journal.

The paper reported that Southern Company recently disclosed that expenses tied to its minority share of the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia have escalated by $1.4 billion.

A South Carolina nuclear plant being built by Scana is believed to be two years behind schedule, the paper said.

Nuclear power supporters have said both projects are crucial to sparking a nuclear renaissance in America, considered by many vital if we are to address climate change.


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