We were glad to see Democratic Senator from Minnesota, Al Franken, appears to have changed his previous position on expanding Nuclear power. In this Post-Bulletin article he is quoted as saying:
“Yes, (the nuclear waste) will be around for hundreds of thousands of years, but I am kind of hoping we will, too…And I am kind of hoping that just as we’re going from a decade to map the human genome to a day or two days or whatever it is that we will be more and more sophisticated on storing the waste.”
For our part, we believe that recycling is a key aspect to managing used nuclear fuel in a more sustainable way.
Previously Senator Franken had been opposed to new nuclear construction for the near future. He goes on:
This position represents something of a change for me….” and added later that in dealing with climate change issues: “Nuclear has to be a part of the solution to that.”