Sven Giegold and John Ritch

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Duration: 30 minutes

How big a hit has the world's nuclear industry taken in the months since the Fukushima nuclear plant was devastated by the Japanese earthquake? Germany and Italy have made headlines by turning their backs on a nuclear-powered future, but was that the result of a measured risk assessment or an instinctive emotional response?

HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur is joined by two guests: John Ritch, director general of the World Nuclear Association; and Sven Giegold, a leading German Green member of the European parliament. Which is more frightening: a world with or without nuclear power?


Stephen Sackur


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