McCain Says Wants 45 New Nuclear Reactors by 2030

June 19, 2008 by  

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri (Reuters) – Republican John McCain would put the United States on course to build 45 new nuclear reactors by 2030 if elected president, the Arizona senator said on Wednesday.

McCain, who has wrapped up his party’s White House nomination, is laying out his plan to make the country energy independent.

“If I am elected president, I will set this nation on a course to building 45 new reactors by the year 2030, with the ultimate goal of 100 new plants to power the homes and factories and cities of America,” he said.

McCain added he would set aside $2 billion a year for research and development into clean coal technology.



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