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The Nuclear Option

Authors: Charles D. Ferguson, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Science and Technology, and Michelle Smith
January/February 2009
Foreign Policy


After a decades-long slowdown, nuclear power once again dominates the global energy debate. Dozens of countries are vying to join the nuclear power club and hundreds of new reactors are on the drawing board. But despite the hype, it will not be the miracle cure for energy dependence or global warming that boosters promise.

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