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Nuclear energy isn't a safe bet in a warming world – here's why

By Paul Dorfman, Honorary Senior Research Associate, UCL Energy Institute, University College London, UCL
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The overwhelming majority of nuclear power stations active today entered service long before the science of climate change was well-established. Two in five nuclear plants operate on the coast and at least 100 have been built just a few metres above sea level. Nuclear energy is, quite literally, on the frontline of climate change – and not in a good way.

Recent scientific data indicates sea levels globally will rise further…

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