Nuclear energy is not a clean alternative. The legacy of the Soviet Union’s nuclear activities
Even though the nuclear industry does not significantly contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, it is a disputable alternative to fossil fuels. In the former USSR people and the environment still have to cope with the nuclear industry”™s legacy.
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Appears inÂ Â Â Kick the Habit: A UN Guide to Climate Neutrality
PublishedÂ Â Â 2009
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