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Heising supports the development of nuclear power in Iowa

IMSE Professor Carolyn Heising wrote an opinion article that was published in the Des Moines Register explaining her views on the development of nuclear power in Iowa.

“Most people tend to dismiss the idea that older industries can be revived. Yet one that’s been in hiatus for more than three decades is making a comeback.

Ground has been broken on four U.S. nuclear reactors to help ensure the availability of adequate base-load electricity generating capacity for economic growth.

Even as critics continue to denigrate nuclear power, developments are taking place that would increase its share of the nation’s supply of clean energy. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently approved a combined construction and operating license for two reactors to be built in Georgia, and is likely to do the same soon for two more reactors in South Carolina.”

Read the full article here.