THE MONUMENTAL COLLAPSE OF THE VC SUMMER NUKE PROJECT is explained by long-time activists TOM CLEMENTS of Friends of the Earth in Columbia, South Carolina, and PAUL GUNTER of Beyond Nuclear in our nation’s capital.
The cancellation of the huge double-reactor construction project drops the number of commercial reactors being built in the US to just two, which are the Vogtle reactors in neighboring Georgia. As Clements and Gunter explain, like the now-dead Summer project, Vogtle is also massively over budget and years overdue. The bankruptcy of Westinghouse and the weakness of its parent company, Toshiba, forced the VC Summer cancellation and could soon do the same to Vogtle.
Should Vogtle be cancelled, the US would have zero reactors under construction for the first time since the 1950s, opening the door to a real transition to Solartopia, based on decentralized and community-owned green power.
Don’t miss hearing these brilliant long-time activists spell out how this shut-down has happened, and what is likely to come next in the fast-transforming world of energy.