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Nuclear power produces about 18% of all the electricity produced in the US. Power plants have an expected life of around 40 years, and currently 88 of the 96 existing reactors are older than their original life expectancy. Only one nuclear reactor has been put in service since 1998. For all intents and purposes - the nuclear industry is dead.
But it is not. And why is that? Like riding the tiger, once on the nuclear production beast it is hard to get off. Decommissioning a plant can take 60 years and many millions of dollars. Yet many "green" activists remain convinced that nuclear power must remain part of a clean energy future.
Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the various challenges and complexities of living a sustainable life.