Greenhouse gas emissions need to be reduced dramatically, but nuclear power isn’t the way. As humanity has gained an acute sense of the severity of the climate crisis and the countries of the world have begun assuming responsibility for reducing greenhouse gases, plant operators are once again emphasizing the economic benefits of nuclear power. But even in terms of economics, there are growing questions as to whether nuclear power plants are a variable “alternative” to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. If you factor in the risk costs, the Fukushima disaster shows that the economics of nuclear power are by no means a safe bet.
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