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Nuclear power is clean and safe. Why aren’t we using more of it?

Daniel Van Boom writes for CNET about the benefits of nuclear energy and the challenges to further implementation.

The C3 Take
  • Nuclear energy is safe, reliable, and our largest source of carbon-free energy.
  • Nuclear power has declined steadily in recent years due to excessive regulations and misplaced safety concerns.
  • In order to reach our environmental objectives, we must grow and support nuclear energy.

“As a result, nuclear power’s reputation is among its biggest hurdles. In the public imagination, nuclear power presages disaster. But the numbers tell a different story. Estimates of deaths from nuclear incidents range from less than 10,000 to around 1 million.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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