Nuclear Energy Gets A Second Wind

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America's nuclear industry has been moribund for 25 years because of environmental concerns and economics. Now environmental and economic arguments are being used to revive it. Advocates claim new technology makes reactors "meltdown-proof," but skeptics contend that nuclear energy is just as expensive and dangerous as it always was. We look at the economics, politics, technology and safety of nuclear power with experts from the private and public sector. We also speak with an authority from France, a country which gets 80 percent of it power from nuclear sources.
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Adlai Stevenson Program on Global Security

American Nuclear Society

Center for International Security and Cooperation

Committee to Bridge the Gap

French Atomic Energy Commission

Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects

Price Anderson Act

UN Office of Disarmament

US Department of Energy

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission



Warren Olney