A group of security specialists, nuclear industry professionals and energy players sent Energy Secretary Rick Perry a letter on Tuesday asking him to support the U.S. nuclear industry. The letter comes as Secretary Perry weighs methods to support coal and nuclear, but is “not ready” to announce a new plan. The letter argues that nuclear power is an essential safeguard against natural disasters and cyberthreats to national security. It touches on the importance of maintaining nuclear competitiveness on the international stage. It also cites the zero-emissions profile of nuclear and points to climate-related security risks.
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U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Thursday that bailing out struggling coal and nuclear power plants is as important to national security as keeping the military strong, and that the cost to Americans should not be an issue.
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