Return to nuclear power?

As coal plants release more carbon emissions, nuclear power is considered as an alternative.

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Nuclear power is once again on the table, with some people saying carbon-emitting coal plants pose a bigger environmental concern.

After Portland General Electric shut down its highly controversial Trojan Nuclear Plant 16 years ago, the company’s new CEO thinks it’s time to reconsider nuclear power.

PGE spent millions to defeat multiple ballot measures aimed at forcing Trojan’s closure. And the utility’s reputation was sullied by repeated safety problems at the nuclear plant.

But in recent comments to the Portland Tribune editorial board, PGE Chief Executive Officer Jim Piro suggested nuclear power is inevitable as a replacement for coal power.

Read the full story at the Portland Tribune.

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