By Lee S. Gliddon III
Nuclear power is becoming recognized as a “green energy” source more and more each day. As environmentalists and the public at large become more educated in regards to nuclear power, the positive perception of nuclear power grows.
Considering the cost, emissions, carbon footprint, renewable aspects, and the improvements already present in new nuclear technology; nuclear power as a whole is an environmental advantage for countries that champion and move forward with it as a source. These same countries are realizing an economic boom, while those abandoning nuclear power are falling into difficult economic times. When economies falter, the environment often suffers greatly. This offers yet another reason for countries to embrace nuclear power.