AUTHORFerguson, Charles D. / Marburger, Lindsey E. / Farmer, J. Doyne / Makhijani, Arjun
TITLEA US Nuclear Future?
PERIODICAL TITLENature
DATE PUBLISHED23 September 2010
VOLUME NUMBER467
ISSUE NUMBER7314
PAGE NUMBERS391-393
ISSN0028-0836
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This commentary from the journal Nature presents opposing points of view on the future of nuclear power in the United States from experts on the topic. The article provides concise, reasoned arguments for and against the use of nuclear energy as a source of electricity in the United States. Charles Ferguson and Lindsey Marburger from the Federation of American Scientists argue that nuclear power should be a component of the U.S. energy portfolio, while J. Doyne Farmer of the Santa Fe Institute and Arjun Makhijani from the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research respond that it is not needed in view of other less risky, environmentally friendly alternatives. The feature provides an informative overview of the general points of controversy.


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