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Well, until we have a technology that has the same or better power to land use ratio, we do kind of need nuclear power. The largest solar plant is only a proposal and is only expected to produce 600 MW but takes up 6,000 acres. The Crystal River Energy Complex in Florida has 4 fossil fuel plants and 1 nuclear plant on 4,700 acres and generates a total of 3,140 MW. 910 MW are the nuclear plant alone, which takes up less than 1/5 of that 4,700 acres.
They are currently upgrading the nuclear plant and expect it to generate over 1,000 MW.
It's also just sad that our existing nuclear plants are aging, wasteful monstrosities far behind the state of the art plants in the rest of the world. State of the art plants are smaller, more powerful, and produce far less waste.
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