Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Act Locally and Think Globally With Nuclear Power

Nuclear power plants were built in rural areas in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Proposed new plants will be add-ons at these locations or in other rural areas. Small towns can be revitalized because billion dollar-plus commercial nuke plants create about 1,500 construction jobs and roughly 1,000 permanent jobs. And tax revenues from these facilities significantly increase local municipal budgets.

Port Gibson, Mississippi hopes to get Entergy to build a new facility there and Gaffney, South Carolina hopes Duke Power will revitalize their town. Other small towns across America would love to have a new commercial nuke. Mother Earth's atmosphere has high hopes too. Considering that electricity demand is expected to grow by at least 50% by 2025, such local development will not only stimulate local economies but will also prevent global warming and will not produce any mercury particles or smog forming gases.

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