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Trump’s Plans for a Nuclear Revival Will Begin With a Study

  • As part of White House Energy Week, nuclear in the spotlight
  • Nuclear reactors face competition from gas and wind power
inside the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant at Avila Beach, California.
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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President Donald Trump has a plan to help the aging fleet of U.S. nuclear reactors estimated to be losing nearly $3 billion a year: study the issue. 

At the culmination of the White House "Energy Week," Trump is set to announce a comprehensive review of U.S. nuclear regulation, stopping short -- for now -- of the big federal interventions advocates say are needed to revitalize the industry, which is struggling to compete against cheap natural gas and dispose of its radioactive waste.