U.S. Concerns on Nuclear Power's Role in Climate

Vice President Gore states opposition of use of nuclear power to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Published: 15-Nov-2000

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The nuclear power industry's hopes for a major new role in combating global warming were shaken Tuesday by the distribution of comments by Vice President Al Gore that he opposed such a move.

In a letter dated Nov. 3 Gore, who is still awaiting the result of the presidential election that could put him in the White House, said nuclear should not be used as a means of cutting "greenhouse gases."

"I have disagreed with those who would classify nuclear energy as clean or renewable," Gore said in a letter to Harvey Wasserman of the Ohio-based Nuclear Information and Resources Center.

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