Clinton: Japan crisis raises nuclear questions

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 3:40 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that the nuclear crisis in Japan raises questions about the use of nuclear energy in the United States.

"What's happening in Japan raises questions about the costs and the risks associated with nuclear power, but we have to answer those. We get 20 percent of our energy right now in the United States from nuclear power," Clinton said in an interview with MSNBC in which she emphasized the need for a comprehensive U.S. energy policy.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Eric Beech)