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Why We Need Nuclear Power: The Environmental Case

Michael H. Fox

Abstract

Nuclear power may just be the most important solution to our search for clean, sustainable energy sources. Although wind and solar can contribute to our energy mix, we need a reliable source to meet large-scale energy demands and break our dependence on fossil fuels. However, most people are wary, if not downright afraid, of nuclear power. Given nuclear disasters such as Chernobyl and Fukushima, it's not difficult to see why. In the wake of these events, fear has clouded the public's understanding of the facts. It's time to clear up those misconceptions and examine the science behind nuclear ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199344574
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199344574.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael H. Fox, author