Op-ed: Despite safety record, Chernobyl haunts nuclear power industry

Despite being safer than both wind and solar production in terms of employee deaths and environmental impact, nuclear power has a poor public reputation, due in part to the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. Given improved technology in the intervening 32 years, Professor William Shughart, of Utah State University, and researcher Brian Isom, of the Center for Growth and Opportunity, argue that using nuclear power to generate electricity can reduce carbon emissions more safely than any other type of power technology.

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CGO scholars and fellows frequently comment on a variety of topics for the popular press. The views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Growth and Opportunity or the views of Utah State University.