Rowe, Mark
February 2011
Geographical (Geographical Magazine Ltd.);Feb2011, Vol. 83 Issue 2, p42
The author offers information on the expansion of the nuclear energy industry despite the concerns on concentration, safety and waste disposal. He states that there are 442 nuclear facilities worldwide, an additional 63 scheduled for completion and a total of 478 units proposed for future use. He discusses the advantage of nuclear energy in electric power generation and reduction of dependence on fossil fuels to decrease the greenhouse gas emissions. INSETS: Chernobyl's deadly legacy;Copying the sun.


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