This study demonstrates that applying the criteria to inland and coastal nuclear power plants reveals several significant weaknesses of nuclear power as a mitigation measure for climate change. Cumulatively, these weaknesses make nuclear power an unsuitable mitigation strategy for climate change. Additionally, this analysis underscores the importance of considering the interaction of adaptation and mitigation strategies for climate impacts at the regional level.

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Kopytko, N.
The Evergreen State College

Kopytko, N. (2009). The adaptation-mitigation dilemma: is nuclear power a practical solution for climate change?, A Thesis Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Environmental Studies The Evergreen State College

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