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The nuclear option

  • Aired: 10/21/2011
  • 09:05
  • Expires: 10/21/2016
  • Rating: NR
Professor Richard K. Lester, who heads MIT's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering in Cambridge, Massachusetts, tells Need to Know that despite Japan's Fukushima disaster, now is not the time for America to give up on nuclear energy.
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A defense of nuclear energy.
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