Energy: From Paris to Peking, Fission Is Still in Fashion

Despite the deepening troubles in the U.S., the rest of the world looks to the atom for fuel

The U.S. nuclear industry may be struggling, but the allure of the atom remains strong elsewhere in the world.

For many advanced countries, nuclear power is a ticket to greater energy independence and national security. For developing countries, the sight of a mammoth reactor going up can also be a sign of industrial maturity and a source of national pride. To be sure, nuclear power faces the same obstacles abroad that it does in the U.S.: surging...

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