Bush Promotes Nuclear Energy Plan to Deal with Radioactive Waste

President Bush is prioritizing expansion of nuclear energy. To deal with radioactive waste from commercial power plants, he on Saturday renewed his push for the expansion, and sought support for plans to revive nuclear fuel reprocessing.

To accelerate a decade-long research program into reprocessing nuclear fuel, reducing the amount of reactor waste that eventually would have to be buried; the administration has asked Congress for $250 million next fiscal year.

In a weekly radio address, Bush said, “As America and other nations build more nuclear power plants we must work together to address two challenges… We must dispose of nuclear waste safely, and we must keep nuclear technology and material out of the hands of terrorist networks and terrorist states.”

Via: Environmental News Network

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