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POWER PLAYS: ENERGY OPTIONS IN THE AGE OF PEAK OIL by Robert Rapier

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Nuclear PowerPractical Solution or Environmental Disaster?

It's ridiculous that time and time again we need a radioactive cloud coming out of a nuclear power station to remind us that atomic energy is extraordinarily dangerous.

—Pierre Schaeffer, French composer and engineer

Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that our growing economy needs without increasing emissions. This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy.

—Michael Burgess, U.S. Congressman

When nuclear power was first commercialized in the mid-1950s, it was widely viewed as an almost magical solution for the electricity needs of a growing global population. ...

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