Monday, November 22, 2010

Nuclear Energy in Asia is Going Full Steam Ahead

India has started construction of a new nuclear facility in Gujarat. It will be a pair pressurized heavy water reactors (PHWRs) that will generate 700 megawatts each. Planning started in January of this year after the site for the reactor was excavated within a short time frame of four months. Construction began today, and the reactor is expected to be online by 2015.

If India can do this, then why should it be so difficult to build new reactors in Europe and the US?