Title: Justification of the continued development of the peaceful use of nuclear energy

Authors: Peter Riley

Addresses: De Montfort Law School, Leicester, UK

Abstract: The argument for justification of the nuclear electric power development is examined in the following terms: practicability, economic and new build-up; effects on health; safety; security; the environment; issues and opportunities to overcome barriers to its development are identified. Uncertainties are identified in the areas of health and security that must be acknowledged and tackled from an international base. The practicalities of deployment of nuclear energy to offset world poverty are discussed; the principle objectives identified and legal measures to overcome barriers to the continuing development of the nuclear energy are suggested.

Keywords: peaceful use; nuclear energy; nuclear power; electric power; justification; practicability; economics; nuclear health; nuclear safety; security; environment; non-proliferation; nuclear weapons; world poverty; nuclear law; uncertainties.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNUCL.2006.009706

International Journal of Nuclear Law, 2006 Vol.1 No.1, pp.1 - 10

Available online: 06 May 2006 *

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