Nuclear Power Is Getting Ready for a Comeback

October 2010
Trends Magazine;Oct2010, Issue 90, p22
The article offers information on the current status of nuclear power plants. It discusses several reasons which led to the disruption of progress in nuclear power in the U.S. in 1970 which includes underestimation of projected cost of building reactors. It states that the first nuclear power plant for large-scale production of electricity was opened by England in 1956. It also discusses problems in the revival of nuclear power plants which includes disposal of nuclear waste.


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