The U.S. nuclear power industry said yesterday that it produced more power in the year 2000 than ever before. The announcement came just one week after Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) introduced a bill to spur more use of nuclear energy in the U.S., celebrating what he termed a “safe and environmentally clean fuel.” In other nuke news, Russia gave the thumbs up yesterday to a plan to build a floating nuclear power plant on the White Sea. And China said it would move forward with plans to build several new nuclear power plants in its coastal provinces.