Duke Energy Sees a Bright Future for Nuclear Power

I figured I’d put the uranium rods near the basketball hoop. Water from the nearby garden hose would serve as both the coolant and the moderator, slowing the neutrons enough to keep my chain reaction going—you know, standard light-water reactor stuff.

But it turns out that the tax breaks for nuclear power in the new Inflation Reduction Act are for existing plants only, which is just as well. Apart from a quick skim of the Department of Energy’s Nuclear 101 webpage, I don’t know much…

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