I think this is an over reaction to the Japanese disaster. We need changes in the nuclear sector. Most importantly we need to figure out something to do with spent fuel rods other than have them sitting around in pools in the plants.
The plan had been to dig a hole out West and bury the waste, but that has fallen through. The other alternative is recycle and reenrich the rods and use them.
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