Westinghouse’s Bankruptcy Threatens the Nuclear Revival

Westinghouse, of the most important players in nuclear, filed for bankruptcy protection last week. It’s a potential blow to the global industry. After all, half of the world’s nuclear reactors use Westinghouse technology.

The company has been working on two major nuclear power plants in Georgia and South Carolina — both of which are now behind schedule and over budget. Will the reactors get built by the 2019 deadline?

We’ll talk about what happened to the company, and consider what it means for nuclear in the U.S. and around the world.

Then, Brexit. Will the U.K. end its climate commitments as it is now officially leaving the European Union?

Finally, a lesson in traffic control. What we can learn about driver behavior from highway crises in Georgia and Los Angeles.

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