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Trump's plans for a nuclear revival will begin with a study

President Donald Trump plans to study the issue of aging nuclear reactors in an industry that is struggling to compete against cheap natural gas as well as disposing of its radioactive waste.

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President Donald Trump has a plan to help the aging fleet of US nuclear reactors estimated to be losing nearly USD 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 US 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.

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