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Taking a Second Look at Nuclear Power

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Taking a Second Look at Nuclear Power

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Taking a Second Look at Nuclear Power

Taking a Second Look at Nuclear Power

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The meltdown at Three Mile Island in 1979 brought the U.S nuclear power industry to a virtual standstill. But as concerns over global warming heat up some people — including environmentalists — are saying it's time to take a new look at nuclear energy. Can nuclear energy help limit global warming and lessen our dependence on foreign oil?

Guests:

Arjun Makhijani, president, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, Washington, DC

Judy Biggert, US representative, 13th District, Illinois (R), Chairman, Energy Subcommittee of House Science Committee, Washington, DC

Angela Howard, executive vice president, Nuclear Energy Institute, Washington, DC