Heard on Campus: Tom Ridge

"Nuclear energy stimulates the economy, gives us a competitive edge, and it's green as green can be. Our hard work is to take this message and convince our policymakers that America should take the lead internationally in nuclear energy. We can lead. … I look forward to the day nuclear energy is our primary source of power."

-- Tom Ridge, former Secretary of Homeland Security and Governor of Pennsylvania and currently CEO of Ridge Global, a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. On Oct. 15, Ridge delivered the keynote address during the "Nuclear Power: Back on the Table" symposium at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. The symposium is part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Penn State's nuclear engineering program. Following his talk, Ridge signed copies of his new book "The Test of Our Times: America Under Siege … And How We Can Be Safe Again."

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Last Updated November 18, 2010