Nuclear Power and Climate Change

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After 20 years and $9 billion, the nuclear-waste storage facility at Nevada's Yucca Mountain has been scrapped by the Obama Administration. There has not been a nuclear power plant licensed in the US since the Three Mile Island accident 30 years ago. In the meantime, nuclear power is finding converts in Europe, and America's Nuclear Regulatory Commission is looking at more than 30 applications.

Credits

Guests:
Keith Johnson - Foreign Policy magazine - @ForeignPolicy, Victor Gilinsky - independent consultant on Yucca Mountain, State of Nevada, Per Peterson - Professor of Nuclear Engineering, University of California Berkeley, Dan Hirsch - UC Santa Cruz / Committee to Bridge the Gap - @ucsc

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Andrea Brody