Title: Nuclear power and the environment

Authors: Hans Blix

Addresses: International Atomic Energy Agency, Wagramer Strasse 5, PO Box 100, A-1400 Vienna, Austria

Abstract: Although nuclear power is not, in itself, the full answer to the problems of global warming and acid rain, it is true that nuclear power generation produces no carbon or nitrogen emissions. The wastes that nuclear power does produce are small in volume, and can be adequately isolated from the environment. The aim of this paper is to show that an expansion of the nuclear power industry should be one among several measures taken to reduce the world|s use of fossil fuels.

Keywords: conservation; fossil fuels; future trends; global warming; greenhouse effect; nuclear power; nuclear waste; renewable energy; nuclear safety; nuclear energy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.1990.063713

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 1990 Vol.2 No.2, pp.105-110

Published online: 19 Jul 2014 *

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