The True Cost of Nuclear Power

Taxpayer subsidies have disguised the high cost of nuclear power for years. The money should be redirected to promote alternative energy.

cost of nuclear power - Trojan cooling tower
The Trojan Nuclear Power Plant in Portland, Ore. is a testament to the cost of nuclear power. It began operation in 1976 but was plagued by structural problems before it was closed in 1992. The cartoon show "The Simpsons" used it as a symbol of greed, evil and environmental negligence.
Photo by AP Photo/Don Ryan