Haley Zaremba on OilPrice.com asks if the risks of nuclear energy are overblown.
- The short answer to this question is yes.
- Nuclear energy is one of our safest forms of energy and is our largest source of carbon-free power in the United States.
- While safety concerns should always be addressed, the fear of nuclear energy is misguided. Moving forward, we should embrace more nuclear energy, not less.
“All of these stories are worrying–but they are not the full picture. But the reality is that nuclear energy is much, much safer than many of us are led to believe. In fact, a 2013 study published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science & Technology found that up to that point, nuclear energy had actually saved an estimated 2 million lives since 1971.”
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