As fears of lethal radiation from Japan's nuclear plant mount, what are the arguments for and against atomic energy?

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The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility has been severely damaged by the recent earthquake and the resulting tsunami.

Germany is shutting down seven of their older nuclear reactors. Those events are re-igniting the old debate about the advantages as well as the dangers of nuclear energy.

On Wednesday's Riz Khan we speak with Damon Moglen, director of Climate and Energy for Friends of the Earth; and William Tucker, the author of Terrestrial Energy: How Nuclear Energy Will Lead the Green Revolution and End America's Energy Odyssey.

You can join the conversation. Watch the show live on Wednesday, March 16, at 1930GMT. Repeats can be seen on Thursday at 0430 GMT, 0830GMT and 1430GMT.

Source: Al Jazeera