posted on: Thursday March 18, 2010
Andy Kowal ’10 / Commentary Staff
The world has gone nuclear! The threat of two superpowers annihilating one another with nuclear weapons gripped the world for decades until the Cold War ended. Now the threat of countries attaining weapons has caused the United States to declare war. The prospect of a nuclear war is a scary one that has obviously garnered a lot of attention. It has gained so much attention, however, that other uses for nuclear power have been overlooked, such as energy.On Feb. 16, President Obama announced an increase in federal loan guarantees to build and operate a pair of new nuclear reactors in Burke County, GA.