'Cheap' Energy Carries Many Hidden Costs

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James Fallows, national correspondent, The Atlantic
Ellen Vancko, nuclear energy and climate change project manager, Union of Concerned Scientists

For most Americans, relatively inexpensive energy comes with the flip of a switch. And while the U.S economy demands ready access to cheap energy, many consumers give little thought to how they get it. But coal, nuclear and oil, the three major sources of energy, carry risks and costs.