04/06/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Nuclear Power Revival: The Obama Administration's Plans For Nuclear Energy

"We are aggressively pursuing nuclear energy," said Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Monday when he rolled out the department's budget proposal. Several days earlier, Chu had unveiled a blue-ribbon panel to assess nuclear waste disposal, seen as one of the most significant barriers to a nuclear revival. And in his State of the Union address Obama argued that creating new clean energy jobs "means building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country."

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