PG&E has decided to take the aging Diablo Canyon nuclear plant near an earthquake fault in California offline by 2025 and replace its electric power with wind and solar. But the even older Indian Point reactors near New York City continue in service despite defects and opposition. The President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, Arjun Makhijani, joins host Steve Curwood to discuss nuclear energy and its future.
You can find the full transcript or download the audio at the Living on Earth website. Original air date: Week of July 8, 2016.
Read a related article by Adam Wernick: “Nuclear reactors in California and New York State are on different paths,” Living on Earth, July 24, 2016.