Why nuclear energy?
Climate change is not just an ecological crisis. It is a humanitarian crisis.
Nuclear energy fights climate change by deeply decarbonizing our electricity. Countries around the world have permanently displaced fossil fuels by switching to nuclear energy.
Air pollution from fossil fuels shortens millions of lives per year. Children are most affected by avoidable lung and cardiovascular disease.
Nuclear energy emits no pollution, so nearby communities can enjoy clean air.
About 85% of the radiation we receive in our lives comes from natural sources. The other 15% comes almost entirely from medical imaging and therapies that save lives.
In fact, some nuclear reactors produce radionuclides, like Cobalt-60, used for medicine, medical instrument sterilization, and food safety.