Fox 11 News out of Green Bay, Wisconsin has been airing a story on the future of nuclear power. The most recent segment was a journalistically balanced view about used nuclear fuel – what most people call “nuclear waste”. One part of this story that bothers me is that the plant owners and their representatives apparently refused to participate in the production by allowing interviews or camera visits.
It appears that the journalists did their job, but the end result is that the story was lacking some key facts and responses because a key player refused to engage in the discussion. I hope that someday the public relations people associated with operating nuclear power plants will be freed by their leaders to engage in what most of us consider to be an important debate.