American Favor Moratorium on New Nuclear Reactors

According to a recent survey, nearly half of all Americans are now “much more supportive” of relying on clean energy and energy efficiency than they were a month ago.

Earth_in_GrassWhen Japan — the nation that President Obama held up as an example of safe nuclear power being used on a large-scale basis — is unable to effectively control its considerable downside, Americans are understandably leery about the same technology being used even more extensively in this nation. And safety concerns about the existing nuclear plants also deserve serious attention.

Majority of the Americans would now support freeze of new nuclear power construction, stop additional federal loan guarantees for reactors, shift away from nuclear power to wind and solar power, and eliminate the indemnification of the nuclear power industry from most post-disaster clean up costs, according to a survey conducted by ORC International for the nonprofit and nonpartisan Civil Society Institute (CSI).

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Source: IB Times Staff Reporter