Time for a reassessment

Nadis, Steven J.
February 1980
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Feb1980, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p37
The article reports on issues concerning the increasing dependence on nuclear energy for producing electric power and as a potential energy source. Though nuclear energy is considered as a potential energy source to replace the dependence on imported oil, however widespread safety deficiencies in nuclear installations raises the possibility for eventual phase-out of nuclear power. The article report on nuclear power's limited overall potential as it cannot practically displace all the oil used for generating purposes like transportation sectors and others.


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