TITLE

It's OK to use the 'N' word

AUTHOR(S)
Windle, David
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);10/8/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7661, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
14781056

 

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