Some Environmentalists Warming Up to Nuclear Power

Are new technologies such as the pebble-bed reactor able to make nuclear power cleaner and safer than in the past? And how best should policy makers weigh the pluses and minuses of nuclear power, offsetting reduced greenhouse gas emissions with the long-term safety and storage problems posed by nuclear wastes?

Guests:

Andrew Kadak, reactor physicist; professor, nuclear engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thomas Cochran, nuclear physicist; director, nuclear program; Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Kevin Crowley, director, Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board; National Academies of Science

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