[ RadSafe ] Senator Lamar Alexander on U.S Nuclear Power - See 9/21/2009 Release
Brennan, Mike (DOH)
Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Wed Oct 14 14:55:05 CDT 2009
Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference and member of
the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, recently unveiled
his "blueprint" for America's energy future in which he says the United
States should double its nuclear capacity by building 100 new nuclear
reactors over the next twenty years.
"We could create twice as many 'green jobs' by building 100 new reactors
as we could by building 186,000 wind turbines," he said.
I agree, though I would put a somewhat different twist on it. In
addition to building more large PWRs and BWRs, I would encourage the NRC
to open a special lane for innovative small reactor designs, so as to
allow qualified designs to enter the mix. This would add an extra layer
of decentralization that may well make up in improved flexibility and
robustness what it costs in economy of scale.
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