Sunday, October 23, 2011

Nuclear Energy Dead? Think Again

Another round of good news about nuclear energy
Serious efforts to get reactors built continue to make progress

nuclear fuel cycleIt is fashionable among green groups and others who have utopian visions of a low tech post industrial society to say that nuclear energy is finished as a result of the Fukushima crisis.

This is dead wrong. Charles D. Ferguson, President of the Federation of American Scientists, has an important essay in Foreign Policy Magazine on the subject.

In an article titled, "Think Again: Nuclear Power," he writes that while Japan has "melted down, that doesn't mean the end of the atomic age."

His point is that the fashionable approach to the nuclear fuel cycle is sometimes wrong.

Also, there is other positive news about nuclear energy. The NRC is making headway with the final design certification of the Westinghouse AP1000.

South Africa will try again to get financing and build new nuclear reactors instead of more coal plants.

Read the complete story exclusively at CoolHandNuke online now.

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