- Making News: President Bush Calls for a New Era of Nuclear Power
President Bush pushed for an energy bill today, talking up soy beans and other alternative sources of fuel. At Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Maryland, he also said, it's time for more nuclear power. Today's Los Angeles Times reports extensively on the nuclear industry's plans for a comeback. The writer is Ralph Vartabedian.
- Reporter's Notebook: Rogue States, Terrorists Likely to Get Hands on WMD
The chance of a nuclear attack somewhere in the world is almost 30% in the next 10 years; the chance of a so-called "dirty bomb" or major chemical or biological attack is 40%. That's from a survey of 85 experts on weapons proliferation, sponsored by Republican Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana. One of those surveyed was Graham Allison, former Assistant Secretary of Defense during the Clinton Administration.
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