Publication Date: November 2008
Publisher: Progressive Policy Institute (U.S.)
Author(s): Bill Magwood; Mark Ribbing
Research Area: Energy; Environment
Keywords: Presidential transition; Radioactive waste; Nuclear energy
Coverage: United States
A candid discussion is needed -- within the new administration and in the country as a whole -- about nuclear energy, a non-climate- changing power source that is actually capable of generating significant amounts of energy in the near term. The key to making nuclear energy a more viable alternative is the adoption of advanced spent-fuel recycling techniques to deal with one of nuclear power's most vexing problems -- the presence of radioactive waste material.
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