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Frank von Hippel on Nuclear Energy and Weapons Proliferation Watch Video

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Frank von Hippel on Nuclear Energy and Weapons Proliferation

Reactor accidents and radiation leaks aren't the only risks with nuclear energy; nuclear weapons are another problem.

M.V. Ramana on Safety at Nuclear Power Plants Watch Video

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M.V. Ramana on Safety at Nuclear Power Plants

Engineers who design nuclear plants can plan a worst case scenario, but this may not be enough to prevent all accidents.

What Does Nuclear Power Cost? Watch Video

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What Does Nuclear Power Cost?

We don't know what it will cost to build the next nuclear power plant in the U.S.

What Are the Greenhouse Emissions from Nuclear Power? Watch Video

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What Are the Greenhouse Emissions from Nuclear Power?

Greenhouse gas emissions from nuclear power are low by just about any measure.

What is Nuclear Waste and What Do We Do With It? Watch Video

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What is Nuclear Waste and What Do We Do With It?

Radioactive waste is an unavoidable by-product of nuclear power that requires safe storage.

How Was Nuclear Energy Discovered? Watch Video

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How Was Nuclear Energy Discovered?

Nuclear power results from radiation, which was discovered around 1900. It took several decades after that for scientists to understand how to harness its energy - for power and for weapons.

Where in the World Is Nuclear Power? Watch Video

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Where in the World Is Nuclear Power?

Over 400 nuclear reactors are operating today in the world in 30 different countries.

What Are the Benefits and Risks of Nuclear Power? Watch Video

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What Are the Benefits and Risks of Nuclear Power?

Nuclear power emits much lower greenhouse gas emissions than electricity from coal but there is risk of a reactor accident, unresolved issues with radioactive waste disposal, and weapons.