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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Is the public more ready every day for new nuclear?

If we look only at the fairly dry articles we see increasingly on nuclear energy, such as this one about PSEG who wants to add some new plants to existing sites, we might think "yeah, well it's a nice thought."

But if we look at this article it seems to me that the overall perception of threat that the public used to have for nuclear energy is fading into the past. Yes, TMI was 30 years ago; repercussions of that event have rippled through both the fiber of everyday life and the everyday life of the nuclear industry for decades, but the ripples are small and faint now, this far removed. I am heartened by seeing the increasing, if grudging, acceptance for nuclear energy in many venues- some of them formerly openly hostile.

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