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Do the risks of nuclear power outweigh the benefits?

Posted 3/28/11

As if the threat posed by the earthquake and resulting tsunami were not enough, the people of Japan have had to deal with an increasingly dangerous situation involving a nuclear reactor located on the coast.

While nuclear power promises non-carbon emitting energy, the issues of waste storage and removal, as well as the risk of disasters creating radioactive leaks, are real.

Is this method of generating electricity worth it?

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