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DYER: Nuclear Power: The missing piece of the puzzle

In Summary
  • Many more people die from coal pollution each and every day than have died from nuclear power accidents in the entire past half-century.

  • Yet a vocal minority of Europeans are terrified of the technology, and they are so well organised that most European countries have banned nuclear power or are shutting it down now.

At the stroke of midnight last Friday, half of Germany’s remaining nuclear power stations closed down. The remaining three plants (of an original seventeen) will shut down on 31 December of this ...