Nuclear energy at the turning point
In deciding the future course of nuclear energy, it is necessary to re-examine man's long-term energy options, in particular solar energy and the breeder reactor. Both systems pose difficultiies: energy from the sun is likely to be expensive as well as limited, whereas a massive world-wide deployment of nuclear breeders will create problems of safety and of proliferation. Nuclear energy's long-term success depends on resolving both of these problems. Collocation of nuclear facilities with a system of resident inspectors are measures that ought to help increase the proliferation-resistance as well as the safety of a large-scale, long-term nuclear system based on breeders. In such a long-term system a strengthened International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is viewed as playing a central role.
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- 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; BREEDER REACTORS; DECISION MAKING; NUCLEAR POWER; SOLAR ENERGY; COST; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; IAEA; INSPECTION; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUCLEAR PARKS; PERSONNEL; PROLIFERATION; SAFETY; ENERGY; ENERGY PARKS; ENERGY SOURCES; INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; POWER; REACTORS; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES 290600* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Nuclear Energy; 210000 -- Nuclear Power Plants; 055001 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Safeguards, Inspection, & Accountability-- Technical Aspects
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