On March 28, 1979 the Three Mile Island accident begane. Why is there almost no national news coverage of this meltdown, especially in light of the Fukushima Nuclear disaster? Nuclear power is a very dangerous way to generate electricity. The Administration is providing 6.5 billion dollars in loan guarantees to construct 2 new nuclear reactors in Georgia. This is part of the All of the Above US energy policy.
"The two reactors will be the first built in this country in nearly three decades.
President Obama "sees nuclear energy as a part of his carbon-free portfolio" that also includes renewable energy sources, Moniz said during a speech at the National Press Club in Washington. "We are working across the board to push the technology forward into the marketplace for all of our energy sources."
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the license extension of EVERY nuclear plant that has come up for renewal. There is some criticism that the nuclear industry politically influences the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to the point that the regulation is not effective and in fact it is an advocate for nuclear energy.
Nuclear reactors don't release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, but their routine or accidental releases of nuclear radiation can also be very harmful to the planet.
These are links to the anti-nuclear movement, the Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima nuclear disasters.
If you think that nuclear power is a good thing then watch The Atomic States of America which is on Netflix. The nuclear energy industry was started with President Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace program.
Climate change is real and very dangerous but so is nuclear power. This nation needs to have the debate on extending nuclear power plants, most of which are 40 to 50 years old.