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Image Considering that the worl;d is bracing for a nuclear meltdown from Japan's damaged nuclear reactors, fellow ranging reporter J.R. Ortega and I got to wondering how their situation might have impacted people's opinions on nuclear energy. So, we went on out into the community to get y'alls opinions. Here's what some of the patrons of IHOP said on a chilly Tuesday morning. (Seriously, where did all of this cold come from?)

Does the nuclear reactor problems Japan is facing change how you feel about nuclear energy?

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"Not at all. I feel like it's still the best option for providing energy. That's a natural disaster over there, but it just happened. For every situation like this one there are hundreds of reactors that are functioning perfectly." - Jason Elder, owner of a promotional products business, Victoria.

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"I think we're just going to have to wait and see how this goes." - Althea Chisholm, retired, Victoria.

"It's like saying you won't fly anymore airplanes just because of a plane crash. This is only one incident and it was caused by a natural disaster. It shouldn't dictate how we look at nuclear energy as a whole." - Gil Chisholm, retired, Victoria.

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"No, it won't change my opinion. It's like what happened in the Gulf. That oil spill didn't change how I feel about drilling for oil in the Gulf and this thing in Japan doesn't change anything about nuclear energy. This was an act of God. It just happened, and nothing about nuclear energy is changed by this." - Mike Fox, Sconi Oil Field Tools, Victoria.