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The case against nuclear power

As part of our examination of the status of nuclear power in America, Need to Know spoke with Dr. Richard Lester, the head of the nuclear science and engineering department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who favors the use of nuclear power to generate clean energy. To get the other side of the debate, Need to Know also spoke with Damon Moglen, the Climate and Energy Project Director for Friends of the Earth, an organization of self-proclaimed progressive environmental advocates. Moglen says nuclear power will not solve our country’s energy and environmental problems.

Watch the rest of the segments from this episode.