Bloomberg Green: The Nuclear Power Problem

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    May.07 — 10 years on from Fukushima, nuclear power still has a PR problem. But with the promise of abundant, low-carbon energy, President Joe Biden says that it will play a key role in America’s route to net zero. In this episode: the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency tells us how the industry is cleaning up its act. And one of the first people on the scene after the Chernobyl meltdown tells us his story. Plus, we look into the closure of Indian Point Reactor in New York, and why it might mean more emissions in the long term.

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