FIRST Expert Professor Peddicord Interviewed in Romania


“I feel very confident about the role of nuclear power, especially at this very critical time when we are really seeing the impact of climate change and CO2 emissions. I am very convinced of the value of nuclear energy and the role it can play. We are currently seeing a new initiative in Texas to use nuclear power for non-electrical applications. We have a very large chemical company called Dow Chemical, the largest in the United States, that will build four small modular reactors at their plant to generate electricity and produce heat in the chemical manufacturing process. All these things I think are very good.

I think nuclear power has an incredibly important role to play. We can certainly use solar or wind energy, but I think we will also need nuclear to provide safe, reliable, CO2-free energy and electricity. Nuclear energy will have a fundamentally important role for our future in Romania, the United States and throughout the world.”

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