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Bill Gates: Nuclear power will 'absolutely' be politically acceptable

Nuclear energy will "absolutely" be politically palatable, billionaire philanthropist, technologist and climate change evangelist Bill Gates recently told Andrew Ross Sorkin on CNBC's "Squawk Box."

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