Title: Nuclear energy development in Romania

Authors: Ilie Prisecaru, Daniel Dupleac, Teodor Chirica, Alexandru Havris

Addresses: Power Plant Engineering Faculty, Politehnica University of Bucharest, 313 Splaiul Independentei, 060042, Sector 6, Bucharest, Romania. ' Power Plant Engineering Faculty, Politehnica University of Bucharest, 313 Splaiul Independentei, 060042, Sector 6, Bucharest, Romania. ' S.N. Nuclearelectrica S.A., 65 Polona Street, P.O. Box 22-102, 010494 Bucharest, Romania. ' S.N. Nuclearelectrica S.A., 65 Polona Street, P.O. Box 22-102, 010494 Bucharest, Romania

Abstract: At present, in Europe, there is a major concern for the existing energy mix. Nuclear energy can play an important role in the energy future of the Europe. It represents a clean alternative for electricity generation and has a significant stability of the production costs. Closing certain aged, inefficient and highly polluting thermal power plants and the increase of generation capacities with new nuclear power units stand for the optimum clue totally fit for the sustainable development requirements in Romania. The paper discusses the status of nuclear power in Romania and its future prospective.

Keywords: nuclear power; CANDU; heavy water; natural uranium; sustainability; Romania; sustainable development; plant performance; nuclear energy; sustainable development.

DOI: 10.1504/WRSTSD.2007.013586

World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 2007 Vol.4 No.2/3, pp.268 - 283

Available online: 08 May 2007 *

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