Power play: Haley goes nuclear

DAVENPORT, Iowa — The United States needs to rely more on nuclear power despite the escalating disaster in Japan, Haley Barbour told an audience of Iowa Republicans Monday night.

“There are many people, including me, who believe that it behooves us to increase that percentage [of nuclear power] so that other fuels can be used for other purposes,” Barbour said. “We don’t know what happened in Japan. We need to study and learn and make sure that we continue to have safe reliable clean nuclear energy in the United States.”