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Virginia Loves Nuclear But Hates Uranium. Why?

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President and CEO Adams Atomic Engines, Inc.
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  • Jan 4, 2016
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Bob Meinetz on Jan 5, 2016

Rod, I get how some in Virginia could be skittish about uranium mining, but OK with nuclear energy.

Understood that “we don’t do mining the same way they were doing it in New Mexico in the 1950s. It’s a completely different animal” – when done responsibly. Yet expedience still occasionally triumphs over vigilance, and in the case of uranium tailings near abundant waterways, near populated areas, there is the potential to end up with a truly nasty problem. Even if it’s mostly one of perception.

All the more reason to breed it from safer materials in a controlled environment.

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Mark Heslep on Jan 5, 2016

During his talk Cohen spoke to the importance of the Ex-Im Bank reauthorization and VNEC’s active role as one of many supporters of the effort. That involvement was successful and provided VNEC an opportunity to build its brand and prove its worth to members and potential members.”

Rod –  That the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium determined a major goal should be lobbying for the re-authorization of the thoroughy corrupt Ex-Im bank is both unsurprisingy and annoying.  By such action, VNEC becomes just another mouthpiece for big business.  Big business is entitled to its say, but here it does so in disguise.   Did VNEC also determine that the recent quadrupling of the H1B visa program was crucial to the role of nuclear power?

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