VLS: Van Leeuwen and Smith’s Egregious Mathematical Errors

David Bradish at NEI carefully explains how the authors of Nuclear power the energy balance wandered off into the trees.

For those who are unfamiliar with van Leeuwen, he and his colleague Philip Smith have been falsely claiming nuclear power’s lifecycle emissions will be higher than a fossil-fueled power station within several decades as high-quality uranium ore grades diminish.

(…) As I said earlier, if you can’t trust the numbers that SLS publish, how in the world can you trust their conclusions.

For a look into our archives where we’ve checked their math and challenged their conclusions, click here.