Does the U.S. need more nuclear power? Miss America thinks so.
So do Oliver Stone, Elon Musk and Sam Altman.
It has also re-entered the American zeitgeist thanks to movies, billionaire backers and a pageant icon.
Supporters of splitting atoms to make electricity as a way to fight climate change include Stone, who just released a documentary about nuclear power; Musk, who frequently calls himself a “believer”; and Altman, the head of the artificial-intelligence startup OpenAI, who plans to take a nuclear power startup public.
Grace Stanke, the reigning Miss America, is on a charm offensive for the industry as part of a year-long publicity tour.