Stephen Colbert: Nuclear reactors are as safe as oil, coal, and bank-robbing windmills

“We have to find the courage to do nothing.”

Stephen Colbert on nuclear power:

“It’s as safe as any other energy source. Last year we had the BP oil spill, the Massey coal mine collapse, and let’s say a windmill robbed a bank.”

Colbert explains that he strongly agrees with Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell: “Right after a major environmental catastrophe is not the time to try to prevent a future environmental catastrophe.” Here’s the full segment:

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