We're examining the nuclear option on the Brainstorm podcast this week

Ella McSweeney looks at the risks, challenges, costs and opportunities involved if we're going to use nuclear power to provide energy and combat climate change with Paul Deane (UCC), Piyush Verma (UCC) and Kieran O'Connell (TU Dublin)

This episode was produced by Ciaran O'Bryne and research is by Louise Denvir.

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READ: Ban the bomb: the story of Ireland's Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

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