Enviros Blast Caps' Nuclear Energy Ads

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By Jim Iovino
|  Thursday, Oct 1, 2009  |  Updated 4:27 PM EDT
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Enviros Blast Caps' Nuclear Energy Ads

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The Washington Capitals are really embracing this "Day After Disaster" nuclear devastation thing.

When the Caps play their first home game of the season Saturday against Toronto at the Verizon Center, fans will be witness to the power of "Smilin' Joe Fission" in the form of Nuclear Energy Institute ads that tout the clean-air benefits of nuclear energy.

The Nuclear Energy Institute is placing signs at the Verizon Center to promote the clean-air benefits of nuclear energy. 

Supporters say nuclear energy provides electricity without the emissions of coal or other fossil fuels. But environmental groups such as Greenpeace are crying foul.  Nuclear policy analyst Jim Riccio said the Washington-based group doesn't want sports teams being used to greenwash nuclear power, which it believes isn't a solution to global warming.

The group said nuclear plants take years to build and methods of disposing nuclear waste haven't been developed.

But as you can see in the following educational film, nuclear energy is safe and fun for the whole family.

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