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Renew Economy: Ten years on from Fukushima, nuclear power continues to struggle with deeper problems

Dr Simon Taylor, Faculty (Professor level) in Management Practice (Finance) at Cambridge Judge, comments on nuclear power in relation to the 10th anniversary of Fukushima nuclear disaster. “The history of nuclear power is something of a rollercoaster from inflated claims and optimism to disillusionment,” said Dr Taylor. “But the main reason is not a shift in public opinion following Fukushima, with attitudes remaining surprisingly favourable in the UK. The problem with new nuclear remains economic: it costs too much to build.”

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