At a conference on the future of nuclear power, International Atomic Energy Agency director Mohamed ElBaradei "pointed to nuclear energy policy plans in China, Finland, the United States and possibly Poland as proof that nuclear power may be returning to vogue." U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodman said, "America hasn't ordered a new nuclear power plant since the 1970s and it's time to start building again." Recently released "internal Energy Department email messages" suggest that some work done "in preparation for seeking a license to open a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada" was falsified. A department spokesperson said the discovery was a positive sign of "quality-assurance procedures." Our next issue of PR Watch focuses on the nuclear industry - if you're not already subscribed, sign up today!
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