New Times Reporter Writes About Nuclear Energy Dilemma, Chernobyl

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 4:05pm
Updated: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 4:06pm
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The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station.

Nuclear energy has been — and continues to be — controversial.

In some circles, it’s considered to be relatively environmentally friendly because it emits fewer greenhouse gases than coal-fired plants. But there’s great concern about radiation and disposal of nuclear waste.

In Phoenix New Times’ latest edition, Miriam Wasser writes in-depth about that, including a trip to Chernobyl, in a piece titled "The Millennial’s Dilemma: A Young Writer’s Search for Our Nuclear Future in Chernobyl, Fukoshima and Phoenix."

We spoke with Wasser about the piece.