South Africa's Folly

Hecht, Marjorie Mazel
June 2010
21st Century Science & Technology;2010, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p4
The article discusses the economic impact of the Cabinet's decision to stop financing the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) project in South Africa. According to the author, the PBMR as a science driver could create mission for the country at the frontiers of nuclear science and engineering. It would make South Africa the first to build a fourth-generation reactor that is affordable and suitable for use in industrialization. However, the decision would lead to a dark age, the author opined.


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