[ RadSafe ] "... authority for the construction of dangerous and dirty new nuclear reactors ..."
maurysis at peoplepc.com
Fri Dec 10 02:46:58 CST 2010
If you are so inclined, you might express your political opinion to your
senators along the lines I've suggested below. This political issue
poses a scientific issue every bit as much as a political one -- thus
the only rationale for posting my letter on radsafe. The issue below
relates, I think, to the license renewal application for the Calvert
Cliffs plant in Maryland.
Maury&Dog [MaurySiskel maurysis at peoplepc.com]
"I have just learned that the House version of the Continuing Resolution
includes another $7 Billion in loan authority for the construction of
dangerous and dirty new nuclear reactors in the U.S. This would be
appropriated through the Title 17 loan guarantee program via the
upcoming Continuing Resolution."
The above quote is the claim of some anti-nuclear organizations. I am
pleased that the House passed this resolution. I believe the $7 billion
is for a loan guarantee -- not for a loan.
I believe the Congress should promote all forms of energy production.
Nuclear power in particular is about as clean as one might ask. I
believe it could be the least costly if opponents would stop using the
courts to delay and otherwise increase artificially the cost of
producing electricity by means of nuclear power.
I hope you will promote initially a freeze on any increase in federal
appropriations. Subsequently, I hope you will promote at least a small
percentage cut across the board on all federal spending. These measures
could begin the process of reducing our fantastic debt
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