NATHAN HOYHTYA

Opinion Editor

With the climate change threat escalating, environmentalists are increasingly forced to examine all their options to reach net-zero carbon emissions before 2050. America finds itself at a crossroads in determining if it wants new age nuclear technology to replace nuclear plants nearing decommission that are already an average of 40 years old.

As a carbon free source of power, nuclear energy currently generates more electricity than wind, solar and hydro put together. Contrary to popular belief, nuclear energy is responsible for the fewest number of deaths for the energy it generates. Nuclear energy is also a reliable power source which doesn’t need to be harvested like renewables over a finite amount of land.

Regardless of how nuclear power has benefitted

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