IEER and Physicians for Social Responsibility Press Event

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 26, 2011. If Congress and the White House intend to move forward with a “clean energy standard” (CES), it will be a huge contradiction to include nuclear reactors and coal-fired power plants, according to three experts.

In the wake of President Obama’s State of the Union address embracing CES, the experts pointed to a long list of unresolved waste, water and proliferation risks associated with nuclear power, and unresolved problems with commercially untested “carbon capture & storage” (CCS) for coal-fired power production.

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