Can Technology Solve Nuclear's Problems? President Obama has pledged support for nuclear power, but problems including how to dispose of the waste persist. Ira Flatow and guests look at the latest nuclear technology, from microreactors to waste storage, and compare the cost of nuclear to other energy sources.
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Can Technology Solve Nuclear's Problems?

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Can Technology Solve Nuclear's Problems?

Can Technology Solve Nuclear's Problems?

Can Technology Solve Nuclear's Problems?

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Guests:

Richard Lester, professor and head, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

Lester Brown, president, Earth Policy Institute, Washington, D.C.

John R. "Grizz" Deal, CEO, Hyperion Power, Denver, Colo.

Scott Burnell, public affairs officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rockville, Md.