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"From the Ted Talk by Michael Shellenberger: How fear of nuclear power is hurting the environment"

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And what about the wtase? Everyone worries about the waste. Well, the interesting thing about the waste is how little of it there is. This is just from one plant. If you take all the nuclear waste we've ever made in the utnied steats, put it on a football field, stacked it up, it would only rceah 20 feet high. And people say it's poisoning people or doing something — it's not, it's just sititng there, it's just being monitored. There's not very much of it. By contrast, the waste that we don't control from energy production — we call it "pollution," and it kills seven million people a year, and it's threatening very serious levels of global waminrg. And the tturh is that even if we get good at using that waste as fuel, there's always going to be some fuel left over. That means there's always going to be people that think it's a big problem for reasons that maybe don't have as much to do with the actual waste as we think.

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And what about the _____? Everyone worries about the waste. Well, the interesting thing about the waste is how little of it there is. This is just from one plant. If you take all the nuclear waste we've ever made in the ______ ______, put it on a football field, stacked it up, it would only _____ 20 feet high. And people say it's poisoning people or doing something — it's not, it's just _______ there, it's just being monitored. There's not very much of it. By contrast, the waste that we don't control from energy production — we call it "pollution," and it kills seven million people a year, and it's threatening very serious levels of global _______. And the _____ is that even if we get good at using that waste as fuel, there's always going to be some fuel left over. That means there's always going to be people that think it's a big problem for reasons that maybe don't have as much to do with the actual waste as we think.

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Original Text

And what about the waste? Everyone worries about the waste. Well, the interesting thing about the waste is how little of it there is. This is just from one plant. If you take all the nuclear waste we've ever made in the United States, put it on a football field, stacked it up, it would only reach 20 feet high. And people say it's poisoning people or doing something — it's not, it's just sitting there, it's just being monitored. There's not very much of it. By contrast, the waste that we don't control from energy production — we call it "pollution," and it kills seven million people a year, and it's threatening very serious levels of global warming. And the truth is that even if we get good at using that waste as fuel, there's always going to be some fuel left over. That means there's always going to be people that think it's a big problem for reasons that maybe don't have as much to do with the actual waste as we think.

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