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.
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- Institute for Energy Analysis, Oak Ridge, Tenn. (USA)
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- United States
- 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
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