Atomic smitten? The case for nuclear power
Tuesday, 1 November
Could nuclear power be the answer to our doomed energy sector? It remains controversial – but why? Ahir Shah talks to Francis Livens, professor of radiochemistry at the University of Manchester and academic director of the Dalton Nuclear Institute about how nuclear works, how the sector has changed, and how hitting net zero carbon by 2050 might be impossible without it.
“Without nuclear energy, hitting net zero will be impossible.”
“Patronising scientists haven’t created a dialogue with the public about nuclear energy.”
“Thinking about old nuclear factories is like comparing cars from today with those from the 1970s.”
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Written and presented by Ahir Shah. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.
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