New Debate Over Nuclear Option

Supporters of nuclear energy say it's a safe, clean alternative to traditional sources. A new report argues it's not as clean as many think

In recent years, as prices for oil have surged and concerns over global warming have grown, experts around the world have debated ways to develop alternatives to traditional energy, from using corn for ethanol to harnessing wind for electricity. And governments from India to Britain to the U.S. are considering whether to make more use of a long-standing, but controversial energy source: nuclear power.

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