Jonathan Saul of Reuters reports that the maritime industry is exploring the use of nuclear power for ships.
- The shipping industry, which accounts for 3% of global emissions, is considering ways to use nuclear fuel to power freights.
- Companies in Italy and the UK are making headway with nuclear fuel and maritime shipping and expect the technology to become viable in the next decade.
- Since 1961, nuclear energy has safely and effectively powered America’s naval submarines.
- Bringing nuclear power to maritime shipping would reduce the need to refuel, increase cargo loads, and lower emissions.
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