Industry bottlenecks will delay any reactors for years, maybe longer
Kind of an important point:
It turns out that Osaka-based steel-making giant Japan Steel Works Ltd … is also the world’s only maker of ultra-large forgings, a crucial component in the construction of most new nuclear reactors …
Japan Steel, for example, is currently equipped to supply only five reactor forging sets each year, with each set including an ultra-large forging.
So, the nuclear industry that
shills sources have assured us is ready to leap in to action with ridiculous modest subsidies to avert global warming can currently build a grand total of … five reactors a year?
That’s a little short of one a month.