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Nuclear Energy Institute
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 27, 2010
Contact: media@nei.org, 202.739.8000 or 703.644.8805 (after hours and weekends)

Recognition of Nuclear Energy in State of the Union Speech Stems From Its Proven Value

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Nuclear Energy Institute President and Chief Executive Officer Marvin Fertel made the following comment in reaction to President Obama’s reference to nuclear energy in the State of the Union address to Congress.

“The recognition of nuclear energy as a vital component of a diversified energy strategy for our nation is well-warranted and greatly appreciated. Nuclear energy’s proven value as a reliable, clean-air energy source that creates good-paying jobs, fosters regional economic growth and improves air quality makes it a common-sense solution to our nation’s economic and environmental challenges.

“The nuclear energy industry pledges to work with President Obama and Congress to enact policies that stimulate the expeditious development of clean-energy technologies, including new nuclear energy facilities, to help meet these challenges.”