Glowing Reviews for Nuclear Power

"A quarter century ago this week, a nuclear reactor at Three Mile Island [in Pennsylvania] underwent a partial meltdown... Since that time, no American utility has dared to build a brand new nuclear power plant... [But] power blackouts, rising natural-gas prices, and concerns about greenhouse gases have changed public attitudes," writes David Francis. An Associated Press story claims: "By most accounts, nuclear power is back in style." But nuclear power critics have planned 48 actions in 18 states marking the Three Mile Island anniversary. An alert about nuclear industry subsidies in the federal energy bill notes: "The industry trade and lobby organization, Nuclear Energy Institute, had contact with Vice-President Cheney's energy task force 19 times -- reportedly more than any other interest group or trade industry."