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What’s the Link between the World’s Population and Nuclear Energy?

Japan’s nuclear disaster got me thinking about energy demand. Nuclear power advocates justify the decision to power plants with uranium as the best way to meet energy demands that are increasing because world population is growing. I couldn’t help but wonder: why aren’t we talking about reducing population as part of our global strategy to minimize dependence on […]

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Japan crisis may influence South Africa’s nuclear power plant decisions

South Africa’s intention to expand its nuclear energy capacity has not been affected by the unfolding crisis and concerns about radioactivity at Japan’s earthquake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, although decisions and planning on future nuclear plants could be influenced by the Japanese crisis, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday. Addressing delegates attending the Africa […]

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Why is nuclear energy experiencing a resurgence?

Cost overruns and several nuclear plant mishaps shut down construction of nuclear reactors in the United States over three decades ago. Money, allocated by Congress for new nuclear construction is finally being allocated to nuclear building projects. So why has nuclear energy suddenly become popular again? As unlikely as it may seem, nuclear power is […]

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