If the nuclear power industry in the US declines, the country runs the long-term risk of diminishing the number of nuclear experts, harming anti-proliferation efforts and national security, writes Michael Webber, deputy director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Civilian talent in the nuclear field means more people can help determine whether a foreign project is an illegal nuclear weapon or a legitimate source of electricity.
Opinion: Nuclear industry vital to long-term US national security
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