A new environmental center opening in southern New Jersey aims to build the case for more nuclear power. New Jersey’s largest utility, Public Service Energy Group, is planning to unveil its Energy & Environmental Resource Center in Salem today. The 6,000-sqaure-foot facility features exhibits on climate change and electrical generation. The center is near Artificial Island, which is home to three nucelar plants. The company is seeking to have their licenses renewed and to build a fourth. Officials say one purpose of the education center is to promote nuclear power as an enviromently-friendly way to create power.
Growth of nuclear power has been stalled in the U.S. since the Three Mile Island partial meltdown in 1979. AP