03.14.06

Salazar supports nuclear power, sort of

Posted in , Energy at 10:26 by RjZ

In his letter to President Bush, Democratic senator from Colorado Ken Salazar recommends nuclear power for U.S. energy independence.

10. Nuclear Power:
Promote responsible energy technologies that do not contribute to global warming and that do so without compromising safety or security. Nuclear power plants provide roughly 20% of America’s electricity. As our country moves forward with nuclear power, we must ensure that these plants have
the ability to withstand acts of terrorism, and we must ensure that nuclear power technologies do not make it easier for terrorists or nations to acquire material needed to make nuclear weapons. Finally, we must continue to work on providing safe, permanent storage for the resulting radioactive waste.

It’s hardly a ringing endorsement, but it is a sensible one.

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