The San Antonio Express-News reported this morning that the city was considering shifting from coal to natural gas. However, the last three paragraphs of the article went in a different direction:
(CPS President Doyle) Beneby said that even though CPS Energy’s possible investment in the expansion of the South Texas Project nuclear plant is on hold, he’s hoping for more nuclear power long-term.
The 1979 Three Mile Island accident set back the U.S. nuclear industry about 25 years, and Japan’s tsunami-related damage this year will set it back another three to four years, Beneby said.
If the U.S. military disarms some of its plutonium-based weapons arsenal, some of that material might be mixed with uranium to provide new domestic-source fuel for nuclear plants, he added.