Well, let's see, wreckless. Edwardsport was initially estimated at $1.3 billion. Now it's $2.5 billion and counting. Duke said $2.35 billion would be enough shortly before they filed for yet another increase in cost. And this for a plant we don't even need. The summer reserve margin for electric power in the Midwest is 32.5%, the norm is 15%.
Duke is also busy at the Indiana state legislature eliminating people's rights to protect their property from carbon pipelines and contamination.
No technology is the perfect solution. However, wind is more perfect than nuclear.
Nuclear plants cost 18 to 22 cents per kilowatt hour to construct. Adding O&M, fuel, decommissioning you're at about 30 cents per kilowatt hour.
Wind can be installed at 4 to 9 cents per kilowatt hour with minimal O&M costs, no fuel costs and no waste that will be toxic for 250,000 years.
The Economist: "Once said to be too cheap to meter, nuclear power is too expensive to matter."