Nuclear Power in the U.S. A Key Component in Meeting Carbon-Free Energy Goals

The opportunity and potentially the money to upgrade, relicense, and create nuclear power plants are finally getting real notice from the government. The history of nuclear power if viewed from the perspective of safety and accidents can be seen as being actually extremely safe. Yes, accidents have happened but compared to the length of time nuclear power has been in use these are incredibly rare instances.

The carbon footprint of our current energy production needs to be reduced dramatically, yet, our demand for power is going up exponentially. Just look at the big push for electric vehicles. They still have to plug in to get recharged. Is that energy coming from coal or gas-fired power plants? This opportunity to revitalize the nuclear power industry is the answer to reducing our carbon footprint.

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