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March 22, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Swetnam

Claire N-Power

In the wake of the nuclear crisis in Japan, Missouri senator Claire McCaskill says the United States should re-evaluate the risk of nuclear energy and make smart decisions going forward.

Workers in Japan are trying to prevent a nuclear meltdown by cooling overheating reactors damaged by the recent earthquake and tsunami. McCaskill says Ameren, Missouri's Callaway Nuclear Plant is safer because it's a "Pressurized Water Reactor" not a "Boiling Water Reactor" like the one in Japan. McCaskill points out that every source of energy has risks saying that the U.S.'s dependence on the middle east for oil puts the country's National Security at risk.