TITLE

The Case for the Breeder Reactor

AUTHOR(S)
Cohen, Bernard L.
PUB. DATE
September 1977
SOURCE
National Review;9/16/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 36, p1044
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
6061928

 

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