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June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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A call to action
John C. Wagner
Like many of you, I have dedicated my career to the advancement of nuclear energy. We chose this path because clean energy changes lives. If we want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, end energy poverty, develop a U.S. power grid that is secure and resilient, and ensure national security, nuclear must be a significant part of the mix.
But let us acknowledge the reality of our situation. Nuclear power plants continue to close. New reactor projects are too often delayed by cost overruns and red tape. Not having solved the politics for a permanent repository, spent fuel sits at shut-down reactor sites.
We find ourselves perpetually running the hamster wheel, building paper reactors, and grinding our teeth as critics cloud public discourse by regurgitating old fears and clinging to the tired tropes of a bygone era.
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The map shows the location of every commercial power reactor in the United States that is operable, under construction, or ordered as of March 31, 2019. Tabular information includes each reactor's generating capacity (in Net MWe), design type, date of commercial operation (actual or expected), and reactor supplier.
The 2019 U.S. map contains information never before shown on the Nuclear News maps: The current license expiration date for every operating U.S. reactor. Whether a reactor is destined for premature closure or for decades of carbon-free generation, seeing at a glance how many years of licensed operation are available to a reactor today can provide some perspective on the owner’s plans.