Wednesday, February 22, 2006

New-cue-lear Power

Bush is finally talking about using nuclear power. It won't really get us out of using foreign oil until cars run on something different, but that doesn't make it a bad idea.

Key points of interest include the possibility of restarting the long banned recycling of nuclear fuel. This is a big deal, and one that I'm sure every power company running a nuclear plant would love to see happen since they are still waiting for the national repository for spent fuel. It's also as good a way as has been proposed to get control of the potentially militarizable waste products.

We will have to wait and see if the initiatives actually get funding. And of course, the Democrats continue to ridicule every proposal put forward without actually coming up with alternatives.

Late breaking news from Physics Today would seem to confirm that the trend toward nuclear power is going to be a real one.

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