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Championing nuclear power

In the debate over climate change and energy security, nuclear power gets barely a mention. But it has its attractions, argues John Dendahl, a Rocky Mountain Foundation senior fellow, in the Denver Post: "Among those are a half-century safety record unequaled by any major industry in history, zero carbon emissions, low operating expenses, no dependence on bad guys for fuel — and continuous output 24/7." He also called it a "myth" that nuclear plants' radioactive waste defies safe disposal, pointing to the safety record over the past 10 years of New Mexico's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.