The big news of the day in Fairbanks is that with the Chena Hot Springs Energy Fair coming up this Sunday, there will be two presidential cabinet members speaking as well as the Alaska congressional delegation. Yet one name is missing from the fair that was originally slated- that is the secretary of energy, Rick Perry. (A couple of weeks ago it was advertised he’d be speaking yet he won’t be making it in person. It will be interesting to see if he will be speaking at Chena Hot Springs via a stream fed welcome.)
Secretary Perry visited a nuclear power plant today in Hanford, California. It has been a troublesome complex (as it was contaminated over the years from manufacturing plutonium components). Last year a tunnel in the roof which had 65 year old nuclear composite materials collapsed. It still remains to be seen if the visit to Hanford may may be a platform toward announcing a policy change toward nuclear plants being decomissioned.