NS (Nuclear Ship) Savannah had to be backed into berths at harbors to keep the nuclear reactor ‘away from shore’. The Atoms For Peace nuclear ship building program proved one thing; that nuclear ships are VERY expensive and dangerous. Disastrous things can happen if things go wrong with a ship that is powered by nuclear energy. They all pose a terror risk, whether out on the ocean, or tied up near a city. No one in their right mind wants anything to do with or have it in their city, just in case something really bad goes wrong.
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