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WE NEED NUCLEAR TO SERIOUSLY ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE

If the first thing you think of when you hear the word “nuclear” is the Simpsons, then the global challenge of limiting climate change is going to be tough. Nuclear power offers numerous energy, health, and environmental benefits, but it is more often associated with danger and Homer Simpson. As the global community moves to…
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NONPROLIFERATION EXPERT PRAISES SECURITY AT US NUCLEAR PLANTS

Luongo says U.S. nuclear industry is doing a lot on security Key outcome is closer cooperation among civil society, government and industry Gaps seen in international nuclear security regimes April 7, 2016—At last week’s 2016 Nuclear Industry Summit, hundreds of senior nuclear industry leaders from around the world gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss the industry’s…
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CONNECTING THE DOTS TO FIGHT NUCLEAR TERRORISM AND CLIMATE CHANGE

World leaders can make progress in preventing nuclear terrorism and simultaneously support the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement if they can connect the dots between the carbon-free world that we need and the strengthened nuclear security regime that is required to support it. These interconnected issues need to be the focus at the upcoming…
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THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY OF NUCLEAR ENERGY AFTER PARIS

The debate over the relevance of nuclear power in a carbon-constrained world must confront two realities. First, nuclear power has an important role in the battle against climate change, along with other low-carbon energy sources. Without it, there is little chance of holding global temperature increases to 2 degrees Celsius or lower in this century.…
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