Protecting Workers In A Nuclear Renaissance

Law360, New York (May 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With increased emphasis on reducing the energy industry’s carbon footprint, U.S. public policymakers from across the political spectrum and industry advocates have, over the last few years, ushered in a “nuclear renaissance.”

Nuclear energy is being touted as the only technology, other than hydroelectric power, capable of generating large volumes of energy without directly producing greenhouses gases.

Advocates of nuclear power claim that a new generation of reactors will produce relatively cheap electricity while solving the threat of global climate change.[1]

With the expansion of the...
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