Secretary John Kerry Shifts Position on Nuclear Power to Face the Challenge of Climate Change

By Chris Lyon |

The debate over nuclear power is a hotly contested one. Opponents cite old and still important challenges like safety of citizens from atomic radiation, security of nuclear material, and the remaining waste product produced by nuclear power. Some of these issues had almost been forgotten by the public until the explosion of Fukushima Daiichi, a Generation II nuclear plant in Japan, in 2011. Nuclear disaster is a fear deeply embedded in our psyche. It’s the subject of countless movie plots and TV shows.… (more)