The European Union (EU) has recognized that nuclear power should be green-labeled. This means that it does not do much harm to the planet.
The European Commission continues to inspect different types of energy to decide which economic activities can be called sustainable investments in the EU, based on whether they meet the union’s environmental criteria. Now experts have recognized that nuclear power is clean and environmentally friendly – you can find out about this from the organization’s official report.
Previously, the opinion of experts was divided. They acknowledged that these emissions are doing very little harm to the planet, but businesses need to analyze how radioactive waste dumps affect the environment.
The Commission asked the Joint Research Center (JRC), its scientific and expert arm, to report this issue.
A draft report by the Joint Research Center (JRC) notes that nuclear power deserves a green label. The researchers noted that their “analysis did not reveal any scientifically sound evidence that nuclear energy is more harmful to human health or the environment than other power generation technologies.”
The storage of nuclear waste in deep geological formations is considered “feasible and safe.” Scientists note that France and Finland are already at an advanced stage of developing such facilities.
Two expert commissions will study the work results for three months before the Commission makes a final decision.