Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Indianapolis Star: "Going Nuclear Can Reap Benefits"

Here's an editorial from this morning's Indianapolis Star endorsing the expansion of nuclear energy in the U.S.:

Nuclear power, used to generate about 20 percent of the electricity in the United States, has by far the best safety record of any widely used technology. New reactor designs and better training requirements have further reduced the risks. And tests indicate that reactors aren't nearly as vulnerable to terrorist attacks as feared.

Nuclear technology needs to be revisited in a country where fossil fuel reserves are diminishing, dependence on foreign oil is growing and the accumulation of greenhouse gases poses unknown risks.
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