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Webb: Investments in nuclear will boost economy

Sen. Jim Webb is on board with President Obama’s push for new investments in nuclear energy. “These investments in nuclear energy technologies will help invigorate the U.S. economy and expand access to clean, domestic energy,” Webb, D-Va., said today. “They are going to keep the United States competitive in a global marketplace that has accelerated...


Dr. Jeffrey Patterson: Lessons from the Gulf for nuclear reactors

Column by Dr. Jeffrey Patterson Submit guest columns: [email protected] One crucial lesson from the BP oil spill is that measures to speed licensing, cut corners on safety and undermine regulation can lead to tragic consequences. Yet Congress appears on the verge of repeating mistakes that led to the environmental catastrophe in the Gulf. Federal lawmakers...