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Prospects for nuclear power in 2012

Prospects for nuclear power in 2012

Thomas, Steve (2012) Prospects for nuclear power in 2012. Energy Economist, 364. pp. 6-10. ISSN 0262-7108

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Post-Fukushima, the reality the nuclear industry may have to face is one that has been around since Three Mile Island – that designing a PWR or BWR that can survive a loss of coolant and loss of site power and still be economic is simply not feasible. Fukushima may therefore mark the effective end of the nuclear renaissance in the West, while questions of cost and technology will continue to dog nuclear optimism elsewhere.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: nuclear power, Fukushima
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)
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