@ Brookings Podcast: Japan’s Fukushima Disaster Slows Plans for Nuclear Renaissance

April 1, 2011

As the depth of the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan becomes more clear, a long-expected increase in the global use of nuclear power to replace fossil fuels may slow down. Nonresident Fellow Nathan Hultman says planned nuclear plants in the United States and around the world were already suffering from high costs and questions about effective regulation – now, the safety concerns raised by Fukushima may increase opposition to new nuclear projects.