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Title: Toward an acceptable nuclear future

Abstract

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:
Research Org.:
Institute for Energy Analysis, Oak Ridge, Tenn. (USA)
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
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

Citation Formats

Weinberg, A M. Toward an acceptable nuclear future. United States: N. p., 1977. Web. doi:10.2172/5010644.
Weinberg, A M. Toward an acceptable nuclear future. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5010644
Weinberg, A M. 1977. "Toward an acceptable nuclear future". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5010644. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5010644.
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abstractNote = {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.},
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place = {United States},
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