Dueling nuclear ads released in Iowa

A capture of Friends of the Earth's anti-nuclear advertisement.

Friends of the Earth, an advocacy group that opposes nuclear power expansion in Iowa, launched a television ad today expressing the dangers of nuclear power in Iowa. The ad aims to remind Iowans of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan last year, and

“The rate hike sets MidAmerican up for windfall profits, while strapping consumers with the financial and safety risks,” said Mike Carberry, Iowa nuclear campaigner with Friends of the Earth.

In response, Mid American Energy released their own video featuring President and CEO Bill Fehrman.

“There’s a lot of misinformation about what passage of the bill means. This bill does not give MidAmerican Energy permission to build a nuclear power plant or charge any cost for a plant to our customers,” Fherman said in the video. “It does allow our regulators – the Iowa Utilities Board – to determine if nuclear energy is right for Iowa.”

Both advertisements are available after the jump.

For more information, read the full article at the Des Moines Register.

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