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Bill Gates: Nuclear waste is not a reason to avoid nuclear energy

Catherine Clifford of CNBC reports on Bill Gates’ comments on nuclear waste.

The C3 Take
  • Nuclear waste is not as big of a problem as many anti-nuclear activists would have you believe.
  • All of America’s nuclear waste from the last 60 years could be stored in a singular Walmart.
  • Around 90% of the volume of nuclear waste generated is classified as Low Level Waste and has very small amounts of radioactivity.
  • Nuclear energy is safe, clean, reliable, and crucial to meeting energy security and environmental goals.

“Currently, 19% of electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plants, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That represents about half of the carbon-free electricity generation in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Energy.”

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