World nuclear industry loses ground to cheap renewables as Canada considers small modular reactors. Ramana raises serious questions about the market for smaller reactors, along with persistent concerns about radioactive waste, the risk of severe accidents, and the potential for nuclear weapons proliferation. “If building nuclear reactors is unwise, pouring public money into these is worse because it will not result in any widespread economic benefit,” he writes, citing the limited number of jobs a nuclear project creates compared to solar and other clean energy technologies. In a Toronto Sun op ed this week, Ontario Clean Air Alliance Chair Jack Gibbons compares nuclear generation to buying a Mercedes to go to the corner store.
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