New Nukes For New Niches?

Peterson, R. J.
June 2010
Journal of Diplomacy & International Relations;Summer/Fall2010, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p75
Academic Journal
The article discusses whether developing countries will have the regulatory, insurance, and trained manpower infrastructure to build nuclear energy facilities to produce electrical energy. The author compares the distribution of electricity by nuclear power and coal and the debate between the two power sources among policymakers regarding carbon dioxide emissions and affordability. The article discusses the construction of nuclear power plants in China, India, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It also examines the use of decentralized small to medium nuclear reactors (SMR) as a base for the development of nuclear power. The author asserts such reactors could create more productivity and that SMR has been recognized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).


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