Title: The public perception of hydrogen and nuclear technologies

Authors: Svetlana V. Vastchenko

Addresses: The Joint Institute for Power and Nuclear Research, Sosny/National Academy of Science, A.K. Krasin Str., 99 Minsk, 220109, Belarus

Abstract: Nuclear is the most likely candidate to produce the energy needed for the 21st century. However, the existing negative perception of nuclear power production by most of the population is a problem that hampers the successful development of both nuclear energy and new technologies such as hydrogen energy. Insufficient nuclear erudition is the main reason for distrust of modern nuclear hydrogen production methods. This knowledge deficiency does not give the majority of people the possibility of focusing in a correct way on radiation problems and to estimate accurately the possible damage to the health of a human being from the effects of different radiation sources.

Keywords: ecological advantages; hydrogen energy; nuclear power; nuclear energy; nuclear hydrogen complexes; hydrogen production; questionnaire; radiation; health risks; nuclear safety.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNHPA.2006.011236

International Journal of Nuclear Hydrogen Production and Applications, 2006 Vol.1 No.2, pp.93 - 99

Published online: 07 Nov 2006 *

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