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The Nuclear Option

The Sound of Ideas
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 9:00 am
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Ohio's two operating nuclear power plants might one day be joined by a third. Duke Energy announced last week it wants to build a nuclear plant in Piketon, south of Columbus. Duke, with backing from Governor Strickland and other public officials, is touting nuclear as a source of non-polluting green energy. Nuclear power is gaining traction in Congress and with the Obama administration. But critics say even with improvements, nuclear power is still fraught with environmental dangers and isn’t cost-effective. We'll examine the pros and cons of nuclear power Tuesday at 9:00 on 90.3.


Philip L.Taylor, PhD, Perkins Professor of Physics, Case Western Reserve University
Amy Roma, attorney, Clean Energy America
Harvey Wasserman, senior advisor, Greenpeace

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