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The Tampa Tribune on New Nuclear Build

Sunday's Tampa Tribune talked some common sense when it came to the review and approval process that surrounds new nuclear build -- in particular, Progress Energy's plans to build a new nuclear plant in Levy County, Florida:
[T]he public appears to understand not only that the nation needs to end its dependence on oil, but also that nuclear power is not the threat it seemed in the days of Three Mile Island and Chernobyl.

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Even so, as the project is pursued, citizens shouldn't hesitate to scrutinize Florida Progress' plans, ask tough questions and make safety demands that they feel are needed.

But there's a big difference between scrutinizing what the utility is doing to safeguard the public and simply opposing anything nuclear - a clean and affordable power source that should be part of the nation's strategy for energy independence.
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