Monday, February 1, 2010

Promise of Nuclear Power-- But Zero Budget for Yucca Mountain

In the State of the Union, Obama promised "a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants." This of course angered the environmentalists on the left, who all regard nuclear power as evil.

Well, the left must be happy today, because the possibility of actually building the plants decreased. The budget for Yucca mountain- the spent nuclear fuel disposal facility- was set at zero in Obama's proposed budget.

This is of course just one more example of Obama speaking out of both sides of his mouth- he talks about other nations getting ahead of us in math and sciences, then zero's the budget for continued space exploration. He talks about building nuclear power plants but zero's the budget for disposal of spent nuclear fuel.

This is like saying "we are adding a second bathroom to the house" then purchasing a toilet, setting it in a room and not hooking it up to the plumbing.



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