Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 30, 2012, 1:21 a.m. EST by Shule
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Should anybody out there want to take time out from major political issues, there is this one little issue that needs attention. Actually, its not exactly little. It involves some $500 mill dollars of the taxpayer's money, and quite possibly the future of our planet.
There are these bills (HR1808 and S512 I believe) about to go through Congress and the Senate right now to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require the Secretary of Energy to carry out programs to develop and demonstrate 2 small modular nuclear reactor designs. The idea is to mass produce and place small reactors all around the country. Not very smart. Talk about nuclear proliferation after Fukushima! Imagine a nuclear plant in your backyard. The Obama administration is actively promoting this folly against the wishes of his green supporters. As there is no real market for these stupid reactors, what this amounts to is a scam to provide some welfare to some businesses in the nuclear industry ( Westinghouse, B&W, and a few others.) If anybody has a moment, please write your Senator or Congressman to oppose these bills.