Nuclear power: looking back, looking forward

Green, Jim
April 2013
Chain Reaction;Apr2013, Issue 117, p32
The article recounts contents of the 1992 World Nuclear Industry Status Report which have already come to pass by 2013 or earlier. According to the author, the 1992 report correctly predicted that nuclear expansion will slow down between 1992 and 2012, with power capacity increasing from 320 gigawatts (GW) to 374 GW within 20 years. The report also predicted that by 2030, most of the world's nuclear reactors will be near the end of their operating lives and safety consequences will materialize.


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