Thursday, August 17, 2006

Senator Craig: Nuclear to Generate 35 Percent of America's Electricity in Two Decades


Nuclear policy is changing in the United States - a move that will create jobs and protests. It took 20 years to create what some say is a nuclear power renaissance. Political specialist Doug Andersen reports.

It means the first nuclear plants in three decades, and with that, the question of what to do with the waste from the existing 100 plants. A year ago this month, President George Bush signed into law a comprehensive change to this country's energy policy. From the man next in line to chair the Senate Energy Committee, progress has already been made, especially when it comes to nuclear energy.

Twenty percent of the nation's energy base is derived from nuclear.

Sen. Larry Craig: "My guess is, within two decades, 35% will be."
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