My state of Alabama leads the nation in many categories...most of them embarassing. But this is one I'm proud of. It had been like 20 years since a nuclear reactor came online in the U.S. to provide power to the surrounding area and the national grid. Last week, the Brown's Ferry Nuclear Plant(pictured above), about an hour north of where I live, brought the number 1 reactor back into service. Hopefully this means that we(the U.S.) will not only bring all our closed plants online but will build dozens more new ones.
There will be smelly, unemployed hippies protesting at every site but build them anyway. We can't let a tiny collection of irrational, anti-industrialization zealots prevent us from providing for the energy needs of our country.