Opinion: Going nuclear in NJ

Salem Nuclear Power Plant

RAY LESNIAK / INSIDERNJ.COM – The impact of fossil fuel on New Jersey’s future cannot be overstated. New Jersey is at ground zero for increased storm surges and flooding from climate change caused by fossil fuel:  “The Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit science advocacy group, warns that by 2045, more than 62,000 New Jersey homes — valued at $26.8 billion — will be underwater, displacing nearly 80,000 people.” https://www.ucsusa.org/press/2018/new-study-finds-251000-new-jersey-homes-worth-107-billion-will-be-risk-tidal-flooding

Fossil fuel also pollutes our air which in some parts of the state is among the worse in the nation:  https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.northjersey.com/amp/521041002. Unhealthy air increases the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts: https://environmentnewjersey.org/reports/nje/trouble-air

Raymond Lesniak is a former N.J. state senator. 

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