Hopefully such fears will not infect the U.S. New nuke approvals here are inching ahead. Meanwhile, Turkey is undaunted in its plan to build its first-ever nuke plant. Kenya has an ambitious plan to power 90% of its energy needs with nuclear energy. It's cool that less-developed countries see nuclear power as the key to their continued development and energy independence.
The West needs to get over its fear of nuclear power. The emergency in Japan will pass. The world's need for baseload power will not.
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