In an unsigned editorial, the L.A. Times makes the case against nuclear power. IMHO, the strongest stuff comes at the bottom:

The accelerating threat of global warming requires innovation and may demand risk-taking, but there are better options than nuclear power. A combination of energy-efficiency measures, renewable power like wind and solar, and decentralized power generators are already producing more energy worldwide than nuclear power plants. Their use is expanding more quickly, and the decentralized approach they represent is more attractive on several levels.

The much hyped (though largely imaginary) “renaissance” of nuclear power relies on popular opinion that there are no alternatives other than coal. That’s not true.

That’s where nuclear’s opponents should be concentrating their rhetorical firepower.

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