Re-evaluate Nuclear Energy Policy

Former WNPJ Chair Bill Christofferson's article Re-evaluate nuclear energy policy was published in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal's opinion section on November 16.  In the article, he focuses on the current political climate and the push to build new nuclear reactors in Wisconsin, which would require repealing a 25 year old law. 

Supporters of new nuclear reactors consider them "a clean alternative," glossing over the concerns associated with storing large amounts of highly dangerous radioactive waste.  However, Christofferson argues, "[r]ather than take it on faith that technology will solve the seemingly insoluble problem of waste disposal, leaving the current law in place will provide an incentive to find a solution before new reactors are built to produce more of the high-level waste without knowing how to dispose of it."