Quote of the Day: Gwyneth Cravens on Nuclear Power | AREVA North America: Next Energy Blog


From 80 + 1′s experts’ debate on nuclear energy vs. coal energy:

Nuclear has about the same carbon footprint as wind but is astronomically more compact and efficient and operates at 90 percent capacity (coal: 53 percent capacity; wind: 34 percent). Nuclear waste is therefore tiny in volume. The world’s entire annual inventory could fit in one large townhouse. Nuclear waste recycling, done abroad, drastically reduces volume, radioactivity, and the need for long-term disposal. Civilian nuclear plants have never produced atomic bombs.

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