“The story the nuclear industry tries to offer, is that while old reactors may have been afflicted with problems, the new generation is going to be immune. But while they will get around some, they will also have a new set of problems,” says Ramana. “If it were up to me, I would say it’s not worth spending more money on these things, throwing good money after bad.”
“The nuclear industry is sort of riding into the sunset,” he says. “The question is how fast is it going to ride into it.”
For those who see a nuclear sunset on the horizon, the clearest solution to the problem of both energy production and climate change is renewables.
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