By Edwin S. Lyman, September 1, 2008
Nuclear proponents cite new, safer reactor designs to assuage fears about
accidents. Yet safety features may lose out to economics, and new plants could
be little safer than the current fleet.
Read more: Can Nuclear Plants Be Safer?
Issue: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 64 Issue 4
A physicist, Lyman is a senior staff scientist in the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington. His expertise is in nuclear proliferation and nuclear terror...
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