Power to Save the World: The Truth about Nuclear Energy

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 9:00am
Washington, DC
United States

 NCF hosted an interview with author and journalist Gwyneth Cravens of "Power to Save the World: The Truth about Nuclear Energy". Cravens was interviewed by Christopher Guith, Managing Director and Vice President from the U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy. In this timely book, Gwyneth Cravens takes an informed and clarifying look at the myths, the fears, and the truth about nuclear energy.

With concerns about catastrophic global warming mounting, it is vital that we examine all our energy options. Power to Save the World describes the efforts of one determined woman, Gwyneth Cravens, initially a skeptic about nuclear power, as she spends nearly a decade immersing herself in the subject. She teams up with Dr. D. Richard Anderson, a leading expert in risk assessment and nuclear safety who is also a committed environmentalist, to trace the path of uranium—the source of nuclear fuel—from start to finish. As we accompany them on visits to mines as well as to experimental reactor laboratories, fortress-like power plants, and remote waste sites normally off-limits to the public, we come to see that we already have a feasible way to address the causes of global warming on a large scale.