Author says nuclear power is coming back

08/02/07 Mitch E.Perry
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As the U.S. looks to find ways of generating more electrical power in the next decade, the controversial issue of nuclear power has become much more part of the conversation.

The nuclear industry fell to pieces after the Three Mile Island incident back in 1979.

But 28 years later, more than 30 new nuclear reactors are lined up for pre-approval. Because the plants do not release greenhouse gas emissions, the main source of global warming, they have many enthusiasts – including Gov. Charlie Crist.

But there are still considerable environmental concerns.

Jason Makansi is the author of the new book, “Lights Out: The Electricity Crises, the Global Economy, and What It Means to You.” In the second part of our interview with Makansi, we asked him what’s going to happen with nuclear power in the U.S. in the coming decade.

Makansi is president of Pearl Street Inc., a consulting firm he founded that focuses on all aspects of electricity production and delivery.

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