The Case for the Breeder Reactor

Cohen, Bernard L.
September 1977
National Review;9/16/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 36, p1044
The author reflects on the rejection of the use of plutonium-239 as fuel for nuclear reactors by U.S. President Jimmy Carter. He argues that plutonium-239 could solve the country's energy crisis and the adverse environmental effects of this material are much smaller compared to other available energy sources. He also represses the reports about the toxicity of plutonium and criticizes the principal source of misinformation on these matters.


Related Articles

  • The Real Beginning.  // New Republic;4/23/77, Vol. 176 Issue 17, p2 

    Discusses several issues related to the presidency of U.S. President Jimmy Carter highlighted at a press conference. Comment on the U.S. energy problem that occupied the point of discussion at the press conference with gravity associated with the problem; Possible problems regarding power...

  • Energy: Estimates and Issues. Morrissey, Robert B. // America;6/11/1977, Vol. 136 Issue 23, p523 

    The author reflects on the U.S. energy crisis and the opposition of President Jimmy Carter to nuclear energy. Former professor Manson Benedict estimates that the energy needs of the country will rise to 98 quads in 1985 and 137 quads in 2000. He predicts that the natural gas production would...

  • Putting Brakes on the Fast Breeder.  // Time;4/18/1977, Vol. 109 Issue 16, p59 

    The article focuses on the claim of U.S. President Jimmy Carter to stop the development of plutonium as a fuel source. Part of this initiative is to restrict a prototype breeder to be built on the Clinch River to research employing other fuels and block federal funds needed to complete a plant...

  • Carter Pulls One Out Despite doubts, the Senate backs uranium sale to India. Church, George J.; Gauger, Marcia; Lee, Gary // Time;10/6/1980, Vol. 116 Issue 14, p28 

    The article reports that the administration of U.S. president Jimmy Carter has given approval for selling uranium to India. In 1963, the U.S. agreed to supply fuel for 30 years to India for an electricity-generating plant at Tarapur, Bombay, provided that it was used only for peaceful purposes....

  • THE NUCLEAR DREAM.  // National Review Bulletin;5/6/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 17, pB60 

    This article focuses on government policies concerning nuclear power use in the U.S. U.S. President Jimmy Carter is giving hint of the power generated by nuclear fuels, as an alternative sources of energy. Solar heat or geothermal energy or even hydroelectricity are included in the list of...

  • Nuclear power. Flowers, Brian // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Mar1978, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p21 

    The article presents a global perspective of the risks and benefits of nuclear power, and of its safety and economic viability as an energy resource option. It notes that fast breeder reactor programs offer the prospect of independence from uranium supplies for countries without this natural...

  • Less Delay, More Supply.  // Time;9/5/1977, Vol. 110 Issue 10, p34 

    The article focuses on the attempts made by the U.S. and other countries to gain more energy supplies, which are feared by critics to cause damage to the environment and public safety. It mentions several important evidences showing that the fear of critics is starting to overcome the need for...

  • SUPERBRAIN'S SUPERPROBLEM.  // Time;4/4/1977, Vol. 109 Issue 14, p68 

    The article focuses on the energy crisis in the U.S which prompted U.S. President Jimmy Carter to create a national energy program to address the country's energy deficiency. It states that Carter appointed James Rodney Schlesinger, the former head of Atomic Energy Commission and the Central...

  • Energy Sermon.  // America;7/21/1979, Vol. 141 Issue 2, p26 

    The author reflects on the effect of the energy crisis in the U.S. The author cites the calling of President Jimmy Carter to the American people to use the energy crisis as the opportunity to evoke unity and give the nation as well as the public a fresh sense of purpose. The author appreciates...


Read the Article


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

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics