An informed public is key to acceptance of nuclear energy

- May 4th, 2010

The Energy Collective reports that public needs to be informed before accepting  nuclear energy as an alternative source of energy.
Furthermore, the major uranium producers – Canada and Australia – are noted for their long-term stability and good governance. Outside of a technical debate over benefits, trade-offs, and risks, at issue is the perception that public […]

The Energy Collective reports that public needs to be informed before accepting  nuclear energy as an alternative source of energy.

Furthermore, the major uranium producers – Canada and Australia – are noted for their long-term stability and good governance. Outside of a technical debate over benefits, trade-offs, and risks, at issue is the perception that public opinion rules out any serious new investment in the technology. The difficulty, of course, is that concerns over the safety and security of nuclear power often make it unpopular among the public. Hence, whether governments propose to introduce nuclear power for the first time, to simply replace existing ageing plant or to expand generating capacity, public acceptability questions must be faced.

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