Nuclear Power: The Unfulfilled Promise of Cheap, Clean Energy

From the beginning, the civilian use of the atom was supposed to lead to clean, cheap and inexhaustible electricity, turning the horror of nuclear weapons into something peaceful that would benefit the entire planet. The haunting memories of a mushroom cloud would dim as the nation beat its swords into plowshares, turning the weapons that decimated Japan at the end of World War II into harbingers of global peace. But it never worked out that way. From the beginning, the bridal gown was...Full Story
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