Nuclear industry will recover despite challenges, experts say

02/20/2013 | Forbes

The U.S. nuclear industry is enduring and regaining momentum despite market conditions that favor cheaper natural gas, observers say. "The long-term fundamentals continue to support this technology," said Marvin Fertel, president and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute. The average capacity factor for nuclear reactors has been about 90% for the past 10 years, he said, and uranium supplies are abundant.

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