Why Nuclear Power Must Be Part of the Energy Solution - Yale E360
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Why Nuclear Power Must Be Part of the Energy Solution - Yale E360

Many environmentalists have opposed nuclear power, citing its dangers and the difficulty of disposing of its radioactive waste. But a Pulitzer Prize-winning author argues that nuclear is safer than most energy sources and is needed if the world hopes to radically decrease its carbon emissions. 

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