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Nuclear Power Is Set To Get A Lot Safer And Cheaper – Here’s Why

Thursday, April 20, 2017 17:33
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– this post authored by Michael Fitzpatrick, Coventry University

High-profile disasters such as Chernobyl and Fukushima have given nuclear power a bad name. Despite 60 years of nuclear generation without major accidents in many countries including Britain and France, many people have serious concerns about the safety of nuclear energy and the impact of the radioactive waste it generates. The very high capital cost of building a plant is also seen as a significant barrier, particularly given recent low oil prices. Plans to build a new British plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset are facing fresh opposition after it emerged the estimated lifetime costs had risen to Pound Sterling37 billion.

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