Approved Reactors Could Power Up Nuclear Industry

Federal regulators signed off on the construction and operation of two nuclear reactors at a Georgia plant. It’s the first license to be granted for a new reactor in the U.S. since 1978. Nuclear expert Per Peterson discusses the reactors’ design, safety features and what this means for the future of nuclear power.

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Per Peterson

Per Peterson is a Professor and Chair with the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.

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About Namisha Sarin Anand

Namisha Sarin Anand is a former Science Friday producer. She is now a freelance writer and producer at Ebru TV.