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Nuclear Power - Social Needs and Benefits

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1 Author(s)
Walter H. Jordan ; Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The present severe shortage of electric power plants cannot be ignored. Some alternatives are discussed and the merits of building nuclear plants presented. The environmental effects of nuclear and fossil fuel plants are compared. It is argued that the small but finite risk of living near a nuclear plant is preferable to the certain pollution of a coal-fueled power station.

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IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 1 )