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Nuclear Energy Policy

Jason Linkins

Would A Nuclear Calamity In The U.S. Require A Billion Dollar Taxpayer Bailout? (Yes.)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With all eyes and hopeful prayers focused on the unfolding calamity at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, there's been a significant uptick in attention to our own domestic nuclear power industry, with its attendant benefits and concerns. One thing you might be wondering at this point is the extent to which a similar accident in the United States would affect taxpayers -- that is, how big a bill should you expect to receive?