Nuclears Dilemma: Few Jobs, Just Energy

The only way in which nuclear really “creates job” is in providing clean, cheap electricity to make other manufacturing operations profitable. Tennessee has refashioned itself into a major auto manufacturing state, hosting both Nissan and Volkswagens U.S. headquarters and creating 100,000 ancillary jobs, partly by capitalizing on nuclear electricity from the Tennessee Valley Authority. IBM, Vermonts largest employer, has threatened to leave the state if it loses the cheap power of Vermont Yankee.

No, when it comes to marshaling the votes of thousands of coal miners or railroad employees or windmill manufacturers, nuclear definitely fails the test. All it produces is lots of clean, cheap energy.

via The American Spectator : Nuclears Dilemma: Few Jobs, Just Energy.


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