03 Feb '12, 9pm

Cheap power today, big problems tomorrow? The ethics of investing in #nuclear #energy @Justmeans #future #CSR #SRI

Cheap power today, big problems tomorrow? The ethics of investing in #nuclear #energy @Justmeans #future #CSR #SRI

"I wish we had found the courage to speak out earlier against nuclear power. -- Masahito Hirose, an 81-year-old survivor of the bombing of Nagasaki, speaking after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster [1] After the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March of last year, the nuclear energy industry took a big hit. By June, the stock price of plant operator TEPCO plunged 91 percent, losing 3.2 trillion yen (USD 40 billion) in market value. Germany and Switzerland both announced plans to phase out nuclear energy .[2] There will be no similar decision made in the United States, where nuclear power supplies almost of a fifth of the nation's energy, generated by over 100 commercial reactors located primarily in the northeast and southeast regions. The US is the world's largest commercial nuclear power supplier.[3] The Atlanta-based utility Southern Company, which serves 4.2 million cus...

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