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It took 42 years to finish this US nuclear power plant

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 05:50
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FRESH LEASE OF LIFE: Nuclear proponents are hoping that the completion of Watts Bar 2 will give the industry a kickstart. Atomic power provides 63 per cent of America's zero-carbon electricity supply.

New York

FORTY-TWO years and counting. That's how long it's taken to get America's latest nuclear reactor up and running.

The stop-start saga behind Unit 2 at the Watts Bar complex near Knoxville, Tennessee, moved a step closer to its conclusion on Thursday when the Nuclear