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Nuclear isn't perfect, but it's a solid solution for now

Nuclear energy is a relatively low-impact option for generating electricity. While the mining and enrichment of uranium has environmental impacts, and the storing of nuclear waste isn't easy, it is overall an efficient way to generate energy. With modern safety standards, it's also a safe way to generate electricity. The Nuclear Regulatory Committee standards require that a risk assessment shows there less than a one-in-a-million chance of any radioactivity to be released to the environment. Nuclear isn't a perfect solution, but it's a solid solution for now, and a technology we should invest in as we move to a future powered primarily by renewable energy. Nuclear power is one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly paths forward to a more sustainable future.

As President, I will work to make it easier for new nuclear plants to open up in appropriate areas to increase the amount of nuclear energy America uses.

Source: 2020 presidential campaign website Yang2020.com , Mar 29, 2019

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