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March 15, 2011 7:21 AM

Japan's nuclear crisis might cause rethink of Duke Energy plans

As Japan struggles to contain its radiation-leaking plants, a U.S. nuclear industry that's still looking for a renaissance braces for the domestic fallout. The reaction could begin this morning, when Duke Energy asks the N.C. Utilities Commission to endorse its decision to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to develop a new nuclear plant. In all, six new reactors are planned in North and South Carolina.

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