Alec Baldwin, left, says he is not opposed to nuclear power, he is just opposed to Indian Point in New York and Oyster Creek in New Jersey. But he also knows that if he can get either one of these plants closed for any reason, he might open the door to closing ALL 104 nuclear power plants in the United States. He held a press conference on November 12, 2007 and claimed that both plants were increasing cancer deaths in surrounding counties. AAEA countered these arguments at the press conference, speaking to CBS, NBC, Fox, and other print and radio services. AAEA and New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance (NYAREA
) corrected the false information presented at the press conference.
What is baffling to us is why Alec Baldwin is working against a technology that General Electric (GE) is promoting. GE has a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved nuclear reactor design (Advance Boiling Water Reactor) that it hopes to market during the current renaissance of interest in building new nuclear power plants. It is estimated that new plants will cost about $4 billion each. Mr. Baldwin stars in "30 Rock" on NBC, which is owned by NBCUniversal, which is owned by GE. Do the exectuves over at GE support Mr. Baldwin's mission? If so, it is a very strange business plan.
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