Friday, March 17, 2023

Bonus re: Nukes (2/2)

From Matt Yglesias' latest mailbag:

Nelson Barnes: I have read that you believe more nuclear power plants would be good. Aren't you concerned about the nuclear waste that is piling up?

I’m not. Particulate air pollution kills tens of thousands of Americans per year, a bit more than a thousand per year die of cold exposure, and several hundred overheat to death per year. Nuclear waste, by contrast, is responsible for zero deaths per year. Increasing the volume of zero-emission energy would be very good.

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