After Fukushima, can nuclear power actually help save the planet?

Amidst the controversy over nuclear energy, we may be overlooking the cost of shutting down power plants without having clean energy to replace it. After Fukushima, Germany shut down most of its nuclear power plants and replaced them with coal plants, resulting in an estimated 1,100 additional annual deaths from air pollution; scientists warn that more than seven millions lives are at stake if all nuclear plants are replaced by fossil fuels by 2050. Read full article here


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