Nuclear Controversies

January 1979
America;1/27/1979, Vol. 140 Issue 3, p52
The author expresses views on the proposal to use nuclear power to reduce the dependence of the U.S. to foreign oil. He notes that public utilities are reluctant to venture into nuclear energy because of the high investment it entails and long licensing procedures. Some of the concerns on nuclear reactor safety are the location of nuclear projects, release of radioactive gases into the atmosphere, disposal of nuclear waste and health hazards. He says that the Murphy's law omits brain power, courage and training in preventing accidents at nuclear plants.


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