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The Nuclear Dilemma

The nation's nuclear fleet is aging. What should we do about it?

The site of construction in 2017 for two new nuclear reactors at the Vogtle power station in Georgia. During a visit to the site last March, Energy Secretary Rick Perry called it “the real New Green Deal,” mocking the Democratic legislative effort to combat climate change. The Trump administration offered nearly $4 billion in new loan guarantees to the plant’s owners in an effort to keep afloat these last remaining commercial nuclear reactors under construction in the United States.  Photo: Charles Watson

The site of construction in 2017 for two new nuclear reactors at the Vogtle power station in Georgia. During a visit to the site last March, Energy Secretary Rick Perry called it “the real New Green Deal,” mocking the Democratic legislative effort to combat climate change. The Trump administration offered nearly $4 billion in new loan guarantees to the plant’s owners in an effort to keep afloat these last remaining commercial nuclear reactors under construction in the United States. Photo: Charles Watson

 

What is Trump on Earth?

Trump on Earth is a podcast exploring the environment in the Trump era, produced by The Allegheny Front, an environmental reporting project based in Pittsburgh.