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Will nuclear energy help curb climate change?

Many argue that nuclear power is a reliable and low-carbon energy source that can contribute to the fight against climate change. But is it really sustainable?

Akkuyu power plant under construction

While Germany sticks to its complete phaseout of nuclear energy, many other nations including Turkey continue building new nuclear power plants

Europe is currently in the middle of a debate on whether to call nuclaear energy green or not. After all, it's carbon footprint is extremely low in comparison to other sources of energy. but is this all that matters?

Is nuclear energy really sustainable, given its underlying risks and the unresolved problem of definitive storage facilities?

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