It's OK to use the 'N' word

Windle, David
October 2004
Engineer (00137758);10/8/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7661, p25
This article presents information on advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power. Renewable forms of energy such as wind, solar and wave power will play an increasingly important role in electricity generation. However, respected voices in the scientific and environmental communities are raising serious doubts that renewables alone will be able to make good the shortfall left by ageing nuclear stations being taken out of service, much less cope with projected increases in demand. The government is coy about nuclear power. But it isn't a party political issue. None of the main parties is actively suggesting building new reactors. In 15 years the nuclear generating capacity of Great Britain will be around half its current level, with stations either shut down or due to be coming off-line. As for the critical question of nuclear waste management, things have been moving on. AMEC, the company that was heavily involved the site clearance at Ground Zero rebuilt the Pentagon, believes its GeoMelt technique could transform issue.


Related Articles

  • THE CRUCIAL THREE.  // Ecologist;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p8 

    The article focuses on the British government's proposals for dealing with its stockpile of nuclear waste. According to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, the proposals are incoherent and opaque. But the Committee's call for more investment came as new reports showed that...

  • One Nation Under. Santisi, Jennifer // E: The Environmental Magazine;Sep/Oct2008, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p37 

    The article focuses on the proposed energy plan of U.S. presidential candidate Republican John McCain. It includes the construction of 45 nuclear power plant by 2030 with additional 55. It presents data revealing the emissions for a nuclear generating station and the allowable emissions for a...

  • Nuclear insecurity.  // Industrial Physicist;Feb/Mar2003, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p4 

    Comments on issues concerning nuclear insecurity in the U.S. published in the January 2003 issue. Focus of Dr. Singer on power plant concerns; Issues on the U.S. nuclear security concerns; Improvement in plant protection; Design of education programs and first-responder training by the Health...

  • RUSSIA FLOATS PLAN FOR NUCLEAR PLANT ABOARD A BOAT. Wright, Tom; White, Gregory L.; Rubalskaya, Svetlana; Yuniar, Yayu // Rachel's Democracy & Health News;8/30/2007, Issue 922, p6 

    The article reports on the initiative of the Russian government to engage in a broad drive to reinvigorate its nuclear industry by means of developing floating nuclear power plants valued at $360 million each. Russia's state-run atomic energy company is overseeing construction on the first of...

  • It's all that stands between us and environmental disaster. O'Neill, John // National Catholic Reporter;6/16/2006, Vol. 42 Issue 32, p17 

    The article discusses the safeness of the American nuclear power plants. The author revealed the absence of deaths from radiation exposure from nuclear plants in 50 years. Nuclear plants have also safely managed its waste and signs have it that it will continue to do so. Federal agencies on the...

  • Failed technology has no part in energy plans of the future. Mariotte, Michael // National Catholic Reporter;6/16/2006, Vol. 42 Issue 32, p17 

    The article presents the views of the author against the development of nuclear power plants in the U.S. The author cited the failure of the government to justify safety failures, cost overruns, security threats and unsolvable radioactive waste problems granting 50 years of experience. He also...

  • UK nuclear power: financial uncertainty will not stop scramble for contracts.  // MarketWatch: Global Round-up;Aug2006, Vol. 5 Issue 8, p156 

    The possible gainers in Britain's new nuclear building program in 2006 will come from a small niche of foreign construction companies with considerable expertise and experience in this specialized market. There will likely be a demand from big utilities providers to operate the new stations or...

  • Bulgaria plans to build new nuclear plant.  // Utility Week;5/14/2004, Vol. 21 Issue 20, p11 

    Reports on the plan of Bulgaria to build a second nuclear power plant to replace the outdated Kozloduy power station. Cost of the power plant; Bidders for the construction of the power plant; Significance of the plant.

  • Maine Yankee Finally Faces the Wrecking Ball. Angelo, William J. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;08/28/2000, Vol. 245 Issue 9, p58 

    Reports on plans to demolish Maine Yankee, the nuclear power plant in Wiscasset that once supplied 25% of the state's electricity. Decontamination and demolition project through 2004; High operating risks cited as reason for demolition; Demolition plan.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics