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9 high-profile champions of nuclear power

By: Starre Vartan on Jan. 25, 2012, 9:25 a.m.
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Gwyneth Cravens

Gwyneth Cravens is an American science writer and journalist who also has written five novels and many short stories. Her latest book, “Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy,” follows uranium from start (mining) to finish (use in a power plant) and she advocates nuclear energy as a solution to — or at least amelioration of — the environmental ravages of climate change.

Cravens argues that the safety concerns of nuclear power are overblown, and wrote in Businessweek in March 2011, “Worldwide, nuclear power has the lowest accident rate based on the amount of energy generated by any source. Compare that record with the havoc caused by dam failures and the disease and deaths wreaked by fossil-fuel pollution and explosions.”