A New Nuclear Renaissance

To decrease their dependence on oil, many developed nations are turning to nuclear power as a more reliable source of energy.

Most of the groundswell of activity in nuclear power is coming from Asia. According to the World Nuclear Association, east and south Asia currently have “about 100 nuclear reactors in operation, 20 under construction, and plans to build a further 40.”

On the other hand, today’s capitol of nuclear power, Western Europe, has firm plans to develop only one new reactor in Finland. Meanwhile, the U.S......

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