Public Opinion: Should the United States Build New Nuclear Power Plants?

John McCain advocates new nuclear plants but critics worry about safety issues.

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John McCain wants to build 45 new nuclear power plants by 2030 and 100 overall in the long term. He hopes to lessen U.S. dependence on fossil-fuels, which generate pollution. Critics raise issues about plants safety and how to dispose of nuclear waste. No new nuclear power plant has been built in the United States since the 1970s. Should the U.S. move to build a series of new nuclear power plants? Post your thoughts below.

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