Quote from the article about Duke Power’s nuclear scam: "Duke is pursuing the Lee plant just as it did the Levy plant in Florida, spending lots of money (much of it charged to ratepayers) in preliminary work on the planned sites, seeking a federal license, but never officially committing to build the facilities."
Nuclear Weapons Cost - Today’s report is an update to the cost study that CBO released in December 2013, which put the anticipated price tag for U.S. nuclear forces between FY 2014 and FY 2023 at $355 billion. https://www.armscontrol.org/blog/ArmsControlNow/2015-01-22/CBO-Nuclear-Weapons-Still-Expensive Costs of disposal - https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/the-explosive-cost-of-disposing-of-nuclear-weapons/2013/07/03/64f896e0-e287-11e2-80eb-3145e2994a55_story.html
The nuclear power vicious circle, front end costs are extreme - end of cycle decommissioning costs are rising, a vicious circle of continuing expense for taxpayers and ratepayers. Today, decommissioning costs on the downside will be $500 million to over $1 billion dollars to clean up the contamination and secure the nuclear power facilities. http://thebulletin.org/rising-cost-decommissioning-nuclear-power-plant7107 Takes decades and may exceed $1 billion dollars. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/13/idUS178883596820110613