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NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - John McCain's call for the nation to make a big push into nuclear power to become more energy independent can certainly be met, if the country is willing to pay more for power and tolerate the safety risks.
Earlier this week McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, said he wants to build 45 more nuclear power plants in this county. That would add significantly to the nation's current fleet of 104 active plants, which produce about 20% of the nation's power.
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