A couple of days ago, I mentioned Jack Spencer’s analysis of the need for nuclear power if there is going to be a real effort to change the amount of CO2 entering the atmosphere. Yesterday, FoxNews published an opinion piece titled Heritage Foundation: Road to Clean Air Runs Through Yucca Mountain that Jack wrote with Garrett Murch expressing similar ideas. Here is a sample from the guest editorial:
The reality is that a nuclear resurgence will require a broad industrial and technological expansion. It is about enriching uranium, fabricating fuel, recovering valuable resources from spent fuel and recycling it and researching and developing new technologies.
All of this can be done safely and in Nevada. The state could become the Simi Valley of the nuclear renaissance.
By opposing the Yucca project, Nevada lawmakers not only deny Nevadans the economic benefit of a robust nuclear industry, but they deny the rest of the country the clean-air benefits of nuclear power. Without nuclear construction, demand will be met with more coal- and gas-fired power plants — and electricity rationing.