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Holtec CEO Says Nuclear Power Critics Spread ‘Ignorant Polemic’

June 18, 2018, 2:41 PM

The U.S. nuclear power industry is a victim of a “dishonest narrative” from environmental groups as the industry’s fortunes decline in the U.S. but boom in Europe and Asia, Holtec International CEO Kris Singh said June 18.

Speaking at the American Nuclear Society’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, Singh framed the U.S. nuclear power industry’s declining fortunes as an urgent environmental challenge made worse by groups who say they want to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the electric power sector to address climate change.

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