The Case For and Against Nuclear Power

Interest in nuclear power is heating up, as the hunt intensifies for "green" alternatives to fossil fuels like coal and natural gas. But the issue is far from settled. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Beth Wellington - Jun 7, 2010 - 6:09 PM PDT
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Beth Wellington
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by Beth Wellington - Jun. 9, 2010

Although this article is two years old, it lays out the arguments pro and con in a clear fashion. Links to sources for the information would have been helpful, but such is not the practce of the WSJ, except in its blogs.

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by Jon Mitchell - Jun. 8, 2010

This is a good example of a Long News article that lays out the pros and cons of nuclear energy. My one minor gripe is just that I wish it was more clearly formatted, so that the pro- and con- sections could be more easily compared.

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Sirajul Islam
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by Sirajul Islam - Jun. 9, 2010

Well, certainly, it's an excellent article on whether to choose a nuclear option or not. But, so far I know, as one article mentioned recently, America is now producing 21% of its energy needs from this source. Nuclear energy, with all its limitations, is a requirement to handle the grid base load requirement for the long term.

Thanks Beth Wellington for posting this two-year-old story.

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by fontleroy - Jun. 10, 2010

Fairly well presented arguments.

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by Kevin Hurst - Jun. 8, 2010

Gives a fair assessment of both sides of the debate.

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