In the midst of promoting her new book, The Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy, Gwyneth Cravens sat down for an interview with Wired News ...
WN: You have an interesting statistic comparing the waste levels produced by individuals over a lifetime.Wow. Very neat.
Cravens: A family in four in France, where they reprocess nuclear fuel, would produce only enough waste to fit in a coffee cup over a whole lifetime. A lifetime of getting all your electricity from coal-fired plants would make a single person's share of solid waste (in the United States) 68 tons, which would require six 12-ton railroad cars to haul away. Your share of CO2 would be 77 tons.
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