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Steven Chu: Peaceful Nuclear Power

"U.S. Energy Secretary Chu encourages the peaceful use of nuclear power at this year's International Atomic Energy Agency gathering in Vienna."

“In his April 2009 speech in Prague, President Obama called for building ‘a new framework for civil nuclear cooperation’ so that the international community can access nuclear material for civilian power use without increasing the risks of proliferation. He continued: ‘That must be the right of every nation that renounces nuclear weapons, especially developing countries embarking on peaceful programs. And no approach will succeed if it’s based on the denial of rights to nations that play by the rules.’ A strong and efficient market for nuclear fuel is vital to securing carbon-free energy on a global basis.”


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