Good, I say! Personally, I think it is impossible for the US to consider increasing it's energy independence without nuclear power plants (fission, that is). But, current nuclear will not solve our problems. We need fusion and we need it in the next 30 years or so. That is just my opinion.
At least the Japan disaster has raised some interesting issues and dialog about the future of American nuclear plants and safety. Granted, the popular news agencies have been quite idiotic about it all, but I really think the American people take anything showing up on TV with a huge grain of salt these days. Well, at least the younger generation does (40 and under... ugh, did I just call 40 year olds young...).
I have found another great article on Japan's nuclear disaster, but geared more toward the implications on American nuclear policy. It is an interview with Rush Holt, a PhD in nuclear physics, a long time member of Congress and one of the few people to beat Watson at Jeopardy! ZapperZ, over at Physics and Physicists, posted this and I thought it was a great article.
So, here it is: Rush Holt on Japan's Nuclear Crisis.
Please, let me know your comments, thoughts or questions. Cheers!