Talk:Nuclear Power and Global Warming

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Posting this here for the moment - plan to return and create a new article to incorporate this into. --Bob Burton 21:58, 8 March 2007 (EST)

"No new nuclear reactors have been ordered in the United States since a 1979 accident at the Three Mile Island plant in Pennsylvania raised public concerns about nuclear power and caused the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to revamp its rules," the Associated Press reported January 29, 2007.

"But industry officials believe concerns about global warming have changed attitudes about nuclear energy. Nationwide, U.S. utilities are pursuing plans for up to 31 new reactors.

"Proponents say nuclear power is an attractive alternative to coal, which is blamed for contributing to global warming and air pollution. Nuclear energy also provides an alternative to natural gas, which has been buffeted by high and volatile prices.

"The Bush administration and some Republican lawmakers also are touting the resurgence of nuclear energy, along with a reprocessing and recycling technology for highly radioactive spent fuel waste, a process not previously used in the United States," the AP said.