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Canadian nuclear plant rehab goes awry

Refit was supposed to show how to keep old plants operating

The effort to refurbish Atlantic Canada’s only nuclear plant isn’t going well. The 25-year-old reactor was supposed to be refreshed last September. Today, nobody knows when the plant will be back online, except that it won’t be any earlier than 2011.
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Jul 12, 2010, 7:32 am
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Is refurbishment of nuclear reactors considered advantageous because it postpones the day when decomissioning costs and the cost of financing the storage of nuclear waste for 100,000 +/- years are incurred? Will such costs be passed on to the current users of nuclear energy, or just another liability and cost passed on to future generations?

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