From the AP:
Republican presidential hopeful John McCain says the United States needs to reduce its dependence on troubled parts of the world for oil.
McCain told about 200 people at the Center for Hydrogen Research in Aiken Monday the United States should look to hydrogen and nuclear power as alternatives.
The Arizona senator says more nuclear power has been stymied by politics. He says an endless political fight over the storage of old nuclear fuel has made it virtually impossible to build a new plant.
McCain called nuclear energy safe and non-polluting.