Why Nuclear Power Cannot Be A Major Energy Source

by David Fleming

Nuclear power promises much. It is based on a process which does not produce carbon dioxide. It is produced in a relatively small number of very large plants, so that it fits easily onto the national grid. And there is even the theoretical prospect of it being able to breed its own fuel. So, what’s the problem?

This document, written by David Fleming, was originally published by Feasta in collaboration with the New Economics Foundation. You can read an updated version on David Fleming’s Lean Economy website.

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