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Argument: The benefits of nuclear energy are outweighed by weapons-use risks

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  • Michael Levi, Council on Foreign Relations Fellow for Science and Technology, "Wasted Energy". April 18th, 2006 - "Moore turns to the question of whether nuclear power can be diverted to make nuclear weapons, and to his credit calls it 'the most serious issue associated with nuclear energy.' But he then proceeds to treat it unseriously. He notes that 'If we banned everything that can be used to kill people, we would never have harnessed fire.' That’s true, but the question here isn’t whether nuclear power is dangerous; it’s whether the dangers associated with it outweigh the benefits it entails. Simply because fire had greater potential for good than harm does not mean that the same is true for nuclear power."

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