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Is Nuclear Safer Than Coal?

by Ben Jervey

April 1, 2011

To many who saw the chart, the issue boiled down to the relative safety of nuclear versus coal. While we don't think that the limited nuclear versus coal framing is fair or comprehensive (wind, concentrated solar, geothermal anyone?), it's an important and illuminating conversation nonetheless. Jesse Jenkins, Director of Climate and Energy Policy for the Breakthrough Institute, and GOOD publisher Ben Goldhirsh took the discussion to The Dylan Ratigan Show. Watch the segment above.

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Ben is a writer and editor covering climate change, energy, and environment, and is currently the Climate and Energy Media Fellow at Vermont Law School. He was the original Environment Editor at GOOD Magazine and his work has appeared regularly in National Geographic News, Grist, DeSmogBlog, and OnEarth. He recently worked with the non-profit Focus the Nation to publish an Energy 101 primer. When living in New York City, he wrote a book, The Big Green Apple, on how to live a lower impact life in the city. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.
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