Arizona committee adopts renewable nuke bill

Palo Verde Nuclear Generation Station
Palo Verde Nuclear Generation Station

By Miriam Wasser | Phoenix New Times

Arizona is one step closer to officially declaring nuclear power a renewable energy source. (Yes, you read that correctly.)

The Senate Committee on Water and Energy narrowly passed SB 1134, a bill that classifies “nuclear energy from sources fueled by uranium fuel rods that include 80 percent or more of recycled nuclear fuel and natural thorium reactor resources under development” to be a renewable energy source.

Environmentalists are not happy, and frankly, no one who cares about linguistics should be either.

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