I have been talking for quite some time about the economic benefits of nuclear power and how it provides some great jobs for technically minded people, even if they do not want or need a college education. You can find out what some of the potential beneficiaries think by reading through the forum at http://www.weldingweb.com/showthread.php?t=11723. The forum is part of a site called weldingweb.com.
You might also be pleased to read an article at WeldingMag.com titled Resurgence of nuclear power sparking interest. If you are a nuclear qualified welder or making efforts to become one, you are sitting pretty.