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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Why We Still Need Nuclear Energy: Making Clean Energy Safe and Affordable By Ernest Moniz

 Why We Still Need Nuclear Energy
Making Clean Energy Safe and Affordable

The world cannot let the March disaster at Japan’s Fukushima power plant scare it into forgoing the benefits of nuclear energy -- a cheap, reliable, and safe source of electricity. Still, writes a former U.S. undersecretary of energy, the United States does need to update its safety standards and reform its handling of nuclear waste.
ERNEST MONIZ is Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems and Director of the Energy Initiative at MIT. He served as Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Energy in 1997–2001.

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