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The History of Nuclear Energy

Nuclear power, which has been available since 1957 for commercial use, offers one attractive alternative to carbon-emitting fuels like coal or gasoline. It’s estimated that the demand for electricity in the United States alone will rise 22% by 2040, and nuclear energy offers a low-carbon alternative to supply that energy. However, nuclear energy is also not without controversy due to highly publicized and dangerous accidents and potential for catastrophic failures. Continue reading