News FocusNUCLEAR POWER

Is the Friendly Atom Poised for a Comeback?

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Science  19 Aug 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5738, pp. 1168-1169
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5738.1168

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The threat of global warming and high fossil fuel prices have inspired talk of a revival of nuclear power, but skeptics say it is a poor investment and a worse security risk. This special focus section also discusses nuclear power's global reach, new reactor designs, and plans for waste repositories.