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□ Global electricity consumption is projected to increase 160 percent by 2050.

□ Building hundreds of nuclear power plants will help meet that need without large new emissions of carbon dioxide.

□ This scenario requires economical new plants, a plan for waste storage and prevention of nuclear weapons proliferation.

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