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Abstract

At present nuclear reactors provide approximately 17% of the total electric power requirement globally. This figure is not likely to increase in the near future due basically to the public perception of this technology. In particular, the three main problems usually associated with nuclear energy, ie the possibility of severe accidents, the profileration of nuclear weapons, and the long term disposal, appear not to have been resolved in the eyes of the public. In addition, the present implementation of nuclear power is by no means a sustainable energy option. In this paper we address the issue of profileration and waste with a view to clarifying the situation.

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Authors: MAGILL J, ITU Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE);PEERANI P, ITU Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE);SCHENKAL R, ITU Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE);VAN GEEL J, ITU Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Fachgesprach " Neue Nukleartechnologien im Spannungsfeld von naturwissenschaft und Ethik, Darmstadt, March 11-14th, 1998
Availability: Available from DG XIII as Paper EN 41941 ORA
Record Number: 199910390 / Last updated on: 1999-03-12
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en