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Wilson Praises Inclusion of Nuclear Power in Republican Energy Proposal

June 10, 2009

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June 10, 2009

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Wilson Praises Inclusion of Nuclear Power in Republican Energy Proposal

WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) issued the following statement today as House Republicans unveiled the American Energy Act which includes a commitment to investing in clean nuclear energy. The bill establishes a national goal to bring 100 nuclear reactors online in the next 20 years.

“Nuclear power is a proven, emissions-free energy source that must be a pillar of our renewed commitment to clean energy. In South Carolina alone, nuclear power accounts for over 50 percent of electricity generation. We have the technology to not only build new nuclear plants but to also provide for the recycling and safe storage of spent fuel. It would be a shame and a waste of such scientific achievement to ignore the benefits of nuclear energy when it would mean new jobs and reliable electricity generation for millions of American families.”

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