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'Nuclear Power Is a Must'

An editorial in today's Orlando Sentinel urges environmentalists to "get real":
Stop pretending alternative energy sources that have not yet proved economically feasible -- such as wind, solar, biomass or ethanol -- are the answer.

There is no real alternative to fossil fuels in the short term, and nuclear power is a much better intermediate-term bet.

That's why environmentalists need to become proponents of building U.S. nuclear-power plants. They must abandon the folks who believe that atomic power -- even used to heat and light your home -- is evil.
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L. Alan Smith said…
Allen Vest from Pearl, Mississippi has a similar view. In his letter to the editor to the Clarion Ledger "End dependence on foreign oil now," he supports "an agressive plan" where "nothing should be left off the table" including more nuclear power plants.

Diversity in energy supply has a whole new meaning as our nation continues to evaluate and endure the impact of Katrina and Rita on our fossil fuel supply chain. With significat natural gas production still shut-in in the Gulf of Mexico; unfortunately, the impact may extend well beyond weeks and even months and have a signficant impact throughout winter. We can only hope the impact is price alone and does not also become a supply issue also. It is refreshing to find that Mr. Vest has supported the benefits afforded by nuclear power in his comments related to a diversified energy supply for our nation.

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