Arjun Makhijani is the president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research and the author of "Carbon-Free and Nuclear Free: A Roadmap for US Energy Policy." He has spent decades studying nuclear disarmament and energy efficiency. Makhijani has a Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley, where he specialized in nuclear fusion.
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"We don’t need a costly, cumbersome, water-intensive, plutonium-making, financially risky method to boil water."
There is no good solution for the problem of spent fuel...It would be sensible if we would transition to renewable energy so we are not burdening future generations even more with the waste from our economic activities."