Opinion: Nuclear energy's benefits outweigh risks

06/14/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The benefits of nuclear energy far outweigh the risks, writes Richard Rhodes, a journalist, Pulitzer-winning historian and recently converted supporter of nuclear energy. It's an emissions-free technology that supplies about 13.5% of the world's electricity. Nuclear energy will one day dominate global energy production, and countries should welcome it and continue to improve it to meet rising electricity demand, Rhodes writes.

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