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Nuclear Careers To Heat Up?

Until recently, there hasnít been an order for a new nuclear plant in 30 years. (Photo courtesy of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Some Senate Republicans want the climate change bill to focus on building new nuclear power plants. They're calling for as many as 100 new plants in 20 years. But the industry has been in decline for so many years now, there's concern there might not be enough nuclear engineers to do the job. Julie Grant reports:

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Producer: Julie Grant
Release Date: August 12, 2009
Running Time: 3:48

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