Still a future for the US nuclear industry
- The nuclear renaissance meets economic reality. Bradford, Peter A. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Nov2009, Vol. 65 Issue 6, p60
As plans for new U.S. nuclear power plants encounter problems, their proponents seek to shift ever more economic risk to taxpayers who are already staggering under the weight of other federal bailouts.
- Nuclear power, technological autonomy, and the state in Mexico. Stevis, D.; Mumme, S.P. // Latin American Research Review;1991, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p55
Uses the Mexico experience with nuclear energy as a vehicle for examining the external and internal dimensions of the debate over the capacity of upper-tier late-industrializing countries to achieve technological autonomy. Review of Mexico's nuclear energy policy that will examine its...
- Britain will pull plug on fast breeder programme. // New Scientist;11/14/92, Vol. 136 Issue 1847, p5
Reports on the expected withdrawal from fast breeder research by Britain and why companies are arguing against this. The only project that Britain will continue to fund; Why Britain wants to get out of this research; Criticism of the government by Ian Fells, professor of energy conversion at...
- Powering up. Rothstein, Linda // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Jul/Aug2001, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p2
Editorial. Discusses the issue over United States (U.S.) President George W. Bush's endorsement of nuclear power. What U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney pledged about the U.S. Nuclear Energy Institute Regulatory Commission; How some newspaper stories described the nuclear industry; Explanation...
- Nuclear power loses popularity in Japan. Anderson, A. // Nature;2/9/1989, Vol. 337 Issue 6207, p494
Reports on the increased strength of the opposition movement to nuclear power in Japan.
- Opposition confounds nuclear policy. // Nature;12/10/1992, Vol. 360 Issue 6404, p526
Discusses the possible consequence of a surprise vote in Finland's Parliament last month, in which the deputies agreed that nuclear power should not play any role in the country's future energy strategy. Details of the political accident; Comment by Anti Rooskannin, of Imatran Voima (IVO), the...
- Japan presses on regardless. Swinbanks, D. // Nature;11/23/1989, Vol. 342 Issue 6248, p330
Observes that Japan is maintaining its commitment to expand nuclear power as its primary energy source, according to a policy document released by the Atomic Energy Commission. Growing opposition to nuclear power; Future projects; Waste disposal problems.
- US fast-breeder reactor fights for survival after Clinton trims budget. Macilwain, Colin // Nature;4/22/1993, Vol. 362 Issue 6422, p683
Reports that Congress will lift the curtain on what could prove to be a long, hot summer of conflict over whether to close the country's last major experimental nuclear reactor. Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary; Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) at the Argonne (Illinois) National Laboratory; Department...
- Japan promotes nuclear power. Swinbanks, D. // Nature;10/31/1991, Vol. 353 Issue 6347, p782
States that Japan's Science and Technology Agency (STA) has reported that the Japanese government intends to press ahead with their ambitious plans to expand the use of atomic energy. Accident at the Mihama nuclear power plant; Opposition from public may thwart plans. INSET: The persuasive...