A Nuclear Power Renaissance?


nuclear 2Hour 1

President Obama called for a “new generation of clean, nuclear plants” in his state of the Union address. He has also promised $8.3 million in loan guarantees to build two new reactors in Georgia. While nuclear energy proponents cheer the possibility of a nuclear renaissance, others raise concerns with nuclear waste, safety, and high-costs. This hour, a debate about the future of nuclear power in the United States with ALAN HANSON, Executive Vice-President for technologies and used fuel management for AREVA Inc. and SHARON SQUASSONI, Senior Fellow and Director of the Proliferation Prevention Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Listen to the mp3

[audio: 022510_100630.mp3]

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Help us get to 100% of our membership goal to support the reporters covering our region, the producers bringing you great local programs and the educators who teach all our children.