The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has 21 applicants for 32 new reactors, many in the South. It usually takes about 15 years to go from application to an active plant, and some companies are even reopening closed reactors, the Daily Yonder writes. "Reactor sites long ago abandoned are being spiffed up and are headed for full production. The Tennessee Valley Authority, which in 1985 closed its Browns Ferry plant in northern Alabama, will spend $1.8 billion to restart the reactor. Duke Energy left a partially constructed reactor in Cherokee County, South Carolina, two decades ago, but is now coming back."
To see a full list of the applications and the proposed reactor sites, go here.