In Florida, we cannot afford the consequences of not including nuclear power as part of a balanced mix of clean energy sources.
Other states in the Southeast are not giving up on nuclear. Construction of a nuclear plant is nearing completion in Tennessee, and plans are under way to complete construction of another large plant in Alabama. Tennessee is also considering the use of six small modular reactors to meet its electricity needs. Meanwhile, ground has been broken for four advanced nuclear plants, two each in Georgia and South Carolina.
All this underlines the fact that while the challenges are extensive, we are likely to see considerable growth in the use of nuclear power in the years ahead.
— Lynn Edward Weaver is president emeritus of the Florida Institute of Technology.
Appeared in an article here.