Economic Benefits

From The Associated Press on Friday, June 8:

“Japan’s leader appealed to the nation Friday to accept that two nuclear reactors that remained shuttered after the Fukushima disaster must be restarted to protect the economy and people’s livelihoods.”

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Many opinion leaders have voiced their support for nuclear energy over the past year. Below is a sampling of their statements.

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Elected Officials
Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.)

“Enacting a CES [Clean Energy Standard] will create the jobs this country needs and reduce pollution by advancing down a path of renewables, natural gas generation, nuclear technology and carbon capture. It reflects the principles of the do it all, do it right, energy policy I’ve been advocating for.”
http://bingaman.senate.gov/news/20120301-02.cfm
March 1, 2012
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The following story originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview.

NEI President and CEO Marvin Fertel laid out the nuclear energy industry’s agenda for 2012 today in a briefing in New York City for Wall Street financial analysts.

“Safe operation of our plants is—and will always be—our top priority,” Fertel said. “It’s our responsibility to our employees, neighbors and all other stakeholders. It’s also good business.”
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