TITLE

THE (NOT SO) NEW NUCLEAR

AUTHOR(S)
Mone, Gregory
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Popular Science;Jan2007, Vol. 270 Issue 1, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article describes changes in nuclear power. With the growing understanding that the U.S. reliance on fossil fuels must be reduced, nuclear has received new attention. But even though safety has been increased, current plant design isn't all that different than the models built in the 1970s. The U.S. Department of Energy is set to approve a next generation plant that is scheduled to be operational by 2021.
ACCESSION #
23317291

 

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