May 23, 2006

THE LEFT'S FAVORITE REPUBLICAN:

McCain calls for more nukes (ERIC MOSKOWITZ, 5/23/06, Concord Monitor)

The United States needs to overcome its fear of nuclear power and embrace the technology as a way to wean itself from fossil fuels, Sen. John McCain told an audience in Manchester yesterday.

Nuclear power "is safe. The technology is here," McCain said, speaking to a crowd of about 200 at a breakfast hosted by The New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women. "It's a NIMBY (not in my backyard) problem, and a waste-disposal problem. It is not a technological problem."

McCain pointed to France, which draws more than three-quarters of its power from nuclear plants, and Russia, which has plans to build 40 new plants, as examples. "We've got to get over it, get over Three Mile Island," he said, referring to the 1979 accident at a Pennsylvania nuclear power plant.


If the sainted John McCain says it, you know it has to be so.....

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 23, 2006 9:28 PM
Comments

Too bad he didn't come out with this last Friday. Pointing to the positive example of France as part of a pro-nuclear power statement during his commencement address would have really hacked off the students and faculty at The New School.

Posted by: John at May 23, 2006 11:04 PM

I think Mc Cain is right. The US should get back into nuclear power generation. BTW,There's a lot difference between the plants in France and those in the US. Theirs are much less complicated. America's major stumbling block that has caused more problems and needless cost overruns are the NRC. They are seldom mentioned and always blameless despite the fact their decrees are carte blanche and no recourse. Hopefully that condition would be refined so as to be more workable.

Posted by: Tom Wall at May 24, 2006 4:34 AM

Smart move by McCain. The 70%+ of the populace not drinking enviro Koolaid already gets it.

Posted by: curt at May 24, 2006 10:31 AM
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