Skip to content
Gulf Live – Haley Barbour not...

Gulf Live – Haley Barbour not jumping the gun on nuclear energy

By: Magnolia Tribune - October 11, 2011

Haley Barbour not jumping the gun on nuclear energy

WHEN IT comes to nuclear energy, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour answers on behalf of his state when he says: “Please in my backyard.”

This was his comment to the Southern States Energy Board Governors Energy Summit last week, when he suggested that Claiborne County would welcome a second nuclear plant to add to its Grand Gulf Nuclear Station.

Nuclear power is certainly a clean source of energy that could create much-needed jobs. But is the governor jumping the gun, considering the nuclear crisis in Japan earlier this year?
No, and here’s why:

Perhaps more than ever before, regulators and industry officials are learning lessons from the Fukushima Dai-ichi incident in March, when a major earthquake and tsunami damaged a nuclear plant and spawned radiation leaks. Above all, they want to prevent something similar from happening in the U.S.

Gulf Live

About the Author(s)
author profile image

Magnolia Tribune

This article was produced by Y'all Politics staff.