Irvine The Moribund Nuclear Industry
(1) Writing in 1986 before the Chernobyl disaster, The Economist magazine offered the following advice to the then moribund industry:
- “…get plenty of nuclear plants built, and then to accumulate year after year, a record of no deaths, no serious accidents–and no dispute that the result is cheaper energy.”
Provide a careful analytical assessment.
(2) Projection into the future question:
In this era of unchecked global climate change, what is the future of nuclear energy when global demand for energy will rise by 50 percent in global contexts?
(3) Why is it has been so difficult to solve the nuclear waste disposal problem in the United States. (The rest of the world has not solved the problem satisfactorily either).