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Nuclear Power and the Earth

October 31, 2012

Nuclear power has gained renewed traction in recent years as the world’s countries seek climate-friendly alternatives to fossil fuels. But public health risks, continued dependence on public subsidies, and the seemingly intractable problem of long-term nuclear waste storage make nuclear power a poor solution to our energy needs.

This is a chapter from The ENERGY Reader: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth (2012).