BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – As operators of Japan’s devastated nuclear power complex struggle to get the plant under control a top official in the Obama administration continues to voice support for more nuclear energy.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was in Boulder Monday. He says the U.S. is firm in its support for more nuclear reactors in the country. Salazar also says renewable energy like wind and solar and natural gas are the major priorities for the Obama administration.
In a one-on-one interview with CBS4 Salazar talked about America’s energy future following Japan’s nuclear disaster.
“As we look forward to nuclear energy in this country, led by Secretary Chu of the Department of Energy, it will be done in a safe way. The program and the policy initiative of the United States has not changed,” Salazar told CBS4’s Paul Day.
Salazar was in Colorado to tour the Ball Aerospace in Boulder and for a presentation by Skyline High School students. The students showed off their creative engineering projects, including a handicap accessible drinking fountain.