The danger from climate change no longer outweighs the risks of nuclear accidents.


Gregory Jazcko, former head of the NRC, made the point that nuclear reactors in the United States should be banned and are not a solution to the global climate emergency in last Friday’s Washington Post. Speaking about the disaster at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear facility in 2011, Jazcko concluded “Fewer than 10 of Japan’s 50 reactors have resumed operations, yet the country’s carbon emissions have dropped below their levels before the accident. How? Japan has made significant gains in energy efficiency and solar power. It turns out that relying on nuclear energy is actually a bad strategy for combating climate change: One accident wiped out Japan’s carbon gains. Only a turn to renewables and conservation brought the country back on target.”


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