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DOE Urged to Encourage New Nuclear Power Plants

Advisers to the Department of Energy have recommended that the government spend what could be over $1 billion to help the power industry build new nuclear power plants. The report has not been released publicly yet. No nuclear power plant has been ordered and built in the United States since 1973.

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David Kestenbaum
David Kestenbaum is a correspondent for NPR, covering science, energy issues and, most recently, the global economy for NPR's multimedia project Planet Money. David has been a science correspondent for NPR since 1999. He came to journalism the usual way — by getting a Ph.D. in physics first.