(NewsNation) — A former director and founding member of the environmental organization Greenpeace says he disagrees with the group’s stance on nuclear energy.
“Nuclear energy is the safest of all the electricity technologies we have,” Dr. Patrick Moore told NewsNation’s “Special Report.”
He pointed to more than 100 nuclear plants in the U.S. and Canada that are currently operational and said no one has ever been injured as a result of radiation.
Moore said the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 is a “complete exception” because the Russians built a poorly designed reactor.Weak protection for vanishing whale violates law, judge says
“No other nuclear plant in the world has ever had that kind of nuclear accident. Fukushima and Three Mile Island — which are also mentioned all the time about nuclear accidents — did not harm anyone, never mind kill anyone from radiation,” Moore said.
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