BOSTON (AP) — Sen. John Kerry is urging the Obama administration to rethink its push for a new generation of nuclear power plants.
The Massachusetts Democrat said the devastating earthquake in Japan that led to two hydrogen explosions at a tsunami-stricken nuclear power facility should automatically cause the administration to back off calls for new nuclear plants in the United States.READ MORE: Historic Salem Mansion Used In Hocus Pocus Will Recreate Set Through Halloween
Kerry said Monday that new plants shouldn’t be built until they can be designed to guarantee that the nuclear core won’t break apart even under the most extreme kinds of stress like an earthquake.READ MORE: Nearly Half A Million Lose Power As Nor'easter Hits Massachusetts
He said without that guarantee no community will accept a nuclear plant nearby.
President Barack Obama has said the country needs to expand its energy sources, from wind and solar to a new generation of nuclear power plants.MORE NEWS: Dr. Mallika Marshall's Answer To Viewer's Question Leads To Breast Cancer Diagnosis
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