Does Japan Crisis Put U.S. Nuclear Energy Push at Risk?

Fears of a possible nuclear reactor meltdown and radiation leak in Japan could endanger enthusiasm on Capitol Hill for the U.S. nuclear-power industry, even as President Obama and Republicans have both expressed support to boost the controversial energy source. Obama announced about a year ago more than $8 billion in federal loan guarantees to build the first U.S. nuclear power plant in 30 years, and called investments in nuclear energy "a necessary step." His 2012 budget provides $36 billion...Full Story
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