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Title: Toward an acceptable nuclear future

The nuclear option is in danger of being foreclosed. The trend toward antinuclearism may be reversed if concerns about low-level radiation insult can be shown ultimately to be without foundation; evidence for this speculation is presented. Nevertheless it is suggested that the nuclear enterprise itself must propose new initiatives to increase the acceptability of nuclear energy. A key element of an acceptable nuclear future is cluster siting of reactors. This siting plan might be achieved by confining new reactors essentially to existing sites.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5010644
Report Number(s):
ORAU/IEA(O)-77-31
TRN: 78-009645
DOE Contract Number:
EY-76-C-05-0033
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Institute for Energy Analysis, Oak Ridge, Tenn. (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PUBLIC RELATIONS; SITE SELECTION; REACTOR SITES; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS 220500* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Environmental Aspects; 290600 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Nuclear Energy