Friday, March 25, 2011

Myths and Facts About Nuclear Power (Reason Magazine)

In a feature today, Reason magazine Columnist Veronique de Rugy debunks several myths about nuclear power, including:

Myth 1: Nuclear power is a cheap alternative to fossil fuels.
Fact 1: It isn’t.

Myth 2: Risk is the main problem with nuclear power.
Fact 2: Cost is the main problem, not risk.

Myth 3: The spread of nuclear power has stalled in the U.S. due to a hostile regulatory environment.
Fact 3: Nuclear power has stalled because it is simply not profitable.

Myth 4: Nuclear power is the key to energy independence.
Fact 4: More nuclear doesn’t mean less oil.

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God bless facts!

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