In an opinion piece that appeared in the Washington Post today, Slate columnist, Nina Shen Rastogi asks “What are nuclear energy’s green credentials?”
And after discussing the issues, Rastogi concludes:
“The Lantern doesn’t find herself particularly freaked out by atomic energy. The long-term waste conundrum seems more pressing: After all, isn’t the notion that you don’t bequeath problems to your descendants a major tenet of environmentalism? At the same time, global warming is itself a dire legacy, and every energy technology has its pitfalls. So if nuclear power can play a role in cooling our planet, the Lantern thinks it deserves to stay on the table.”
Find more of Rastogi’s anaylsis here.
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