Nuclear Power Revival And NIMBYism

Nuclear power is making a comeback but proposed plans for creating respositories for radioactive waste face opposition from citizens.
September 2, 2003, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Since the accident at the Three Mile Island plant in Pennsylvania in 1979, no nuclear-power generator has been built in America. But the nuclear industry is now more optimistic than at any time since then of making a comeback...Privatisation and liberalisation of energy markets have exposed the full costs of a technology that was once expected to deliver 'electricity too cheap to meter', including the enormous cost of dismantling nuclear stations at the end of their lives and disposing of the radioactive wastes they produce...America, Britain and Australia all have plans to create national repositories for nuclear waste. But all are facing fierce opposition from locals at the chosen locations."

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Published on Monday, September 1, 2003 in The Economist
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