Guest Host: Rebecca Roberts

Some people see the cooling towers of a nuclear power plant and think “Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, Never Again.” Others see the towers as an opportunity to eliminate dependence on foreign oil and provide a ‘green’ alternative to coal and natural gas. With a permit to build a new nuclear reactor in Maryland under consideration, we look at the pros and cons of nuclear energy, including the state of the technology today.


  • David Whitford Editor-at-large, Fortune magazine
  • Tony Pietrangelo Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Nuclear Energy Institute
  • Bill Borchardt Director, Office of New Reactor Licensing, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Dave Lochbaum Director, Nuclear Safety Project, Union of Concerned Scientists

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