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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Why nuclear energy is not the answer

Why nuclear energy is not the answer

Roundtable Topic: Is nuclear energy different than other energy sources?
Nuclear power proponents claim:
  1. It has low carbon emissions.
  2. It is the peaceful face of the atom and proliferation problems are manageable.
  3. It is compact -- so little uranium, so much energy.
  4. Unlike solar and wind, it is 24/7 electricity.
  5. It reduces dependence on oil.
Let's examine each argument.

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