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Nuclear Power

NEI's Coyle, Public Citizen's Hauter debate the future of nuclear power in the U.S.

The nuclear industry is running more efficiently than ever, but it faces several huge problems: The plan to store high-level waste at Yucca Mountain continues to face delays and funding battles, and no new plants have been built in decades. Will new nuclear plants be built in the United States? Is nuclear power necessary to meet growing electricity demand? Nuclear industry critic Wenonah Hauter of Public Citizen and the Nuclear Energy Institute's Mike Coyle join OnPoint to debate these questions.