Source: NRC [PDF]
quote: I would add the cost of indefinite storage of nuclear waste (it seems that so far it's been - conveniently - swept under the carpet/into on site pools until cleanup crew (and taxpayer) will take over decommissioned site).
quote: low level waste in terms of radioactivity and will be 95 percent decomposed within 100 years
quote: About 95 percent decays to background levels within 100 years or less....Although the classification of waste can be complex, Class A waste generally contains lower concentrations of long half-lived radioactive material than Class B and C wastes.
quote: In fact, the fly ash emitted by a power plant—a by-product from burning coal for electricity—carries into the surrounding environment 100 times more radiation than a nuclear power plant producing the same amount of energy.
quote: the average person encounters 360 millirems of annual "background radiation" from natural and man-made sources, including substances in Earth's crust, cosmic rays, residue from nuclear tests and smoke detectors.
quote: The cost analysis assumes that the 2B per reactor cost is attainable in the US.It's not.
quote: 2B is perfectly attainable in the US, you just need the NRC to kill the local's ability to file baseless lawsuits against any AP1000 reactors.
quote: The AP1000 consortium of Shaw and Westinghouse has signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract (EPC) for two 1117 MWe AP1000 reactors at the existing VC Summer nuclear power plant site in South Carolina. The final cost of the units is estimated at $9.8 billion.