Solutions: For A Sustainable & Desirable Future
Nuclear power plants, Radioactive waste disposal, Accident insurance
The author discusses the importance of incorporating the full costs of operating a nuclear power plant in the U.S., such as climate impact, risk of accidents, and safe disposal of radioactive waste. He argues on the need for changes in the country's evaluation of nuclear power which include the elimination of subsidies, and the requirement to buy full-coverage insurance for accidents. The author further highlights the cost of greenhouse gas emissions from nuclear power plants.
Costanza, R., Cleveland, C., Cooperstein, B., & Kubiszewski, I. (2011). Can Nuclear Power Be Part of the Solution?. Solutions: For A Sustainable & Desirable Future, 2(3), 29-31.