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The debate on the ‘nuclear renaissance’ needs a bit more enlightenment

By Matthew Moran  

Nuclear energy: Hasty, ill-conceived articles by commentators seeking to make headlines are damaging. It is time we restore enlightenment values of rationality to the debate

The crisis that has enveloped the Fukushima nuclear power plant has captivated the attention of world media in recent days. And understandably so. Since last week’s earthquake and tsunami, the Japanese plant has had serious problems with four of its six nuclear reactors. However, if the contaminants leaking from the breached reactor containment vessel are dangerous, so too is the alarmist and short-sighted…

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