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Nuclear power is poised for a comeback.  The problem is to build the reactors.


Western nations are betting big on nuclear power, decades after security concerns drove it away – only they have lost their expertise in building reactors.

Governments want carbon-free electricity from nuclear power to help fight 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 supposed to be easier to build and safer than earlier designs. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has heightened the sense of urgency to get them online.

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