Urgency and Controversy over Alternative Energy

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President Bush may be dubious about global warming, but in this year's State of the Union speech he said that America is "addicted to oil," a concession that's stimulated interest in alternative energy sources. But the proposal for a massive new wind farm, six miles off the coast of Cape Cod, has led to heated controversy at America's highest political levels. Meantime, because of decades-old atomic projects, Hanford, Washington and West Valley, New York will be contaminated with radioactive materials for generations. With Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island and Chernobyl in Ukraine as painful reminders of what could go wrong with nuclear power, there hasn't been a new commercial reactor ordered in the US in decades. We hear how the wind proposal has divided environmentalists, and get the latest on nuclear power.
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President, Prime Minister Singh on strategic partnership

2006 State of the Union, Advanced Energy Initiative

Cape Wind Energy Project

Army Corps of Engineers Draft EIR/Report on Cape Wind

NRDC on Cape Wind

Union of Concerned Scientists on Cape Wind

US Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management

Global Nuclear Energy Project

Three Mile Island, Nuclear Regulatory Commission on

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)



Warren Olney