Massive delays and cost overruns for the European EPR and American AP1000 nuclear projects show that U.S. and European firms have lost the people and knowledge to complete new nuclear construction and management.
China started building AP1000 and EPR reactors years after Europe and America started projects. China just completed the first AP1000 and the first EPR reactors.
Nuclear and national security experts in both the U.S. and in Europe’s say the problems with commercial nuclear construction is a problem military nuclear programs.
Nuclear weapons and naval propulsion depends on a robust civilian nuclear industry.
Without civilian nuclear reactors the US and Europe would depend upon China for enriched uranium.