This initiative is political pay-off for Republicans from special interests who have rendered a population desperate.
Radiation emitted from nuclear power plants remains dangerous, a fact the nuclear industry keeps secret (LaForge, The Capital Times). Fortunately the economics of the construction a new reactor site are prohibitive, (LaForge, The Capital Times).
The dangers are clear and present.
To understand the catastrophe of a nuclear meltdown, for example, consider Fukushima—studiously ignored by American corporate media.
The metldown is already is already working it's way into the world ecosystem with mass die-offs of animals, human cancers expected to reach into the millions, and the recent death of a blue whale washing up on the shores of Oregon as another omen ignored by corporate media.
Deadly nuclear material is here to stay: Notes Laforge, "At the Point Beach station on Lake Michigan, two reactors are still churning out high-level waste. Two others, one at Kewaunee and one near La Crosse, have been shut down, with all their waste fuel rods stored indefinitely on site."
Germany banned new nuclear power plants in 2011, and will attempt to safely close down its existing 17 reactors by 2022, (Time Magazine).
Meanwhile the pro-nuke force are petitioning the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to turn upside down existing radiation protection regulations, (Nukewatch) (Nuclear Information and Resource Service).
Nuclear power is too expensive, and too dangerous, (Nukewatch), but watching the disaster unfold at Fukushima, it's likely too late for untold millions of our future, betrayed generations.
"Government and industry are working closely on expedited approval for construction and new plant designs," notes the World Nuclear Association (Nov. 2105).