Bill Would Add Nuclear Power To Climate Study In Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Legislation has been introduced in Olympia that would require the state to include nuclear power in a study of energy sources to help curb global warming.

The bill would require an examination of nuclear technology, reprocessing spent fuel, cost and safety.

The legislation is sponsored by Jerome Delvin of Richland in the Senate and Glenn Anderson of Fall City in the House.

Most environmentalists oppose nuclear power. Danielle Dixon of the Northwest Energy Coalition says a study of nuclear power would not be a good use of lawmakers’ time or taxpayer dollars.