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Energy insecurity with nuclear power

Nuclear power and energy insecurity, Greenpeace International,  by jmckeati – July 14, 2010………..Energy security is often cited as one of the major benefits of nuclear power…… The theory goes that those countries with nuclear reactors make themselves less reliant on gas and oil imports from unstable regions such as the Middle East.What the theory ignores is that these countries are exchanging one reliance for another: from fossil fuels to uranium. Like oil and gas, uranium is a finite resource and someone controls the supply of it. Any nuclear nation that does not have supplies of its own uranium is therefore reliant on other countries. That’s not what we’d call energy security.

Nuclear power and energy insecurity | Greenpeace International

July 15, 2010 - Posted by | general | , , ,

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