Nuclear energy is a safe and clean way for the U.S. to meet its growing energy demands while cutting carbon emissions, said former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christine Todd Whitman. Speaking at a conference in New Hampshire, Whitman said superstorm Sandy posed a threat to nuclear plants along much of the East Coast, but they all passed the test. "That was a good test and should give people confidence about the kind of analysis and proactive planning that is necessary to keep these reactors safe. The exceptional operation of nuclear plants during Sandy set the standard," she said.
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