Policy Makers Meet to Discuss Nuclear Energy Increases

7 years 6 months 1 week ago Thursday, April 07 2011 Apr 7, 2011 Thursday, April 07, 2011 6:18:00 AM CDT April 07, 2011 in News
By: Brandi Gillespie

JEFFERSON CITY - As nuclear energy and radiation exposure concerns are on the rise, the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition wants to increase nuclear power in mid-Missouri.

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 4th annual conference on Missouri's Energy Future Thursday.

20 percent of the nation's electricity already comes from nuclear power, but the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition promotes an increase.

They argue that this is the safest and most affordable way to keep up with our growing energy needs.

They also respond to radiation exposure concerns by arguing that it would take 2,000 years for the amount of radiation in a medical X-RAY to be exposed in nearby areas.

Dr. Patrick Moore, co-chair of the coalition, will speak at the event.

Policy makers, energy users and energy producers will be in attendance at the conference and will discuss topics such as environmental regulations, renewable energy and Missouri's energy policy.

The conference will be held Thursday, April 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Jefferson City.

 

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