Going Nuclear with Terrestrial Power

NRO: Are you saying we’ve lost our technological lead on nuclear?

TUCKER: We sure have. We’re losing lots of business as well. The French are selling reactors to China. The Russians are building in South America. We can’t even build here. The only company in the world that can cast a reactor vessel is Japan Steel Works, and they’re backed up three years. We barely have the labor force to build anything nuclear in this country anymore. The specialty welders have all retired, and there are very few nuclear engineers under age 55. If we’re going to catch up, we’ve got to get started right now.

via Going Nuclear with Terrestrial Power by Interview on National Review Online.

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