Green Pulse Podcast: How safe and green is nuclear energy?

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But following the nuclear disasters in Chernobyl in 1986 and Fukushima in 2011, how safe is this form of energy now? In this episode, The Straits Times environment correspondent Audrey Tan and climate change editor David Fogarty discuss these questions with Dr Matthew Lloyd, a research fellow at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, who does research on materials that can be used in the nuclear process.

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Highlights of conversation (click/tap above):

01:13 How do nuclear reactions generate energy? 

03:30 Why is nuclear energy considered clean, and how safe is it? 

10:10 Why is nuclear fusion considered safer than fission?

13:35 How do small modular reactors contribute to safety of nuclear energy?

15:56 Are rising energy prices causing countries to warm to the idea of nuclear power?

Produced by: Audrey Tan ([email protected]), David Fogarty ([email protected]), Ernest Luis, Hadyu Rahim and Eden Soh

Edited by: Hadyu Rahim

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