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We decided to study the future of nuclear power because we believe this technology, despite the challenges it faces, is an important option for
the United States and the world to meet future energy needs without emitting carbon dioxide(CO2) and other atmospheric pollutants. Other
options include increased efficiency, renewables, and sequestration. We believe that all options should be preserved as nations develop strategies that provide energy while meeting important environmental challenges. The nuclear power option will only be exercised, however, if
the technology demonstrates better economics, improved safety, successful waste management,
and low proliferation risk, and if public policies place a significant value on electricity production
that does not produce CO2. Our study identifies the issues facing nuclear power and what might be done to overcome them.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-10-13 13:47:36
Description We decided to study the future of nuclear power because we believe this technology, despite the challenges it faces, is an important option for
the United States and the world to meet future energy needs without emitting carbon dioxide(CO2) and other atmospheric pollutants. Other
options include increased efficiency, renewables, and sequestration. We believe that all options should be preserved as nations develop strategies that provide energy while meeting important environmental challenges. The nuclear power option will only be exercised, however, if
the technology demonstrates better economics, improved safety, successful waste management,
and low proliferation risk, and if public policies place a significant value on electricity production
that does not produce CO2. Our study identifies the issues facing nuclear power and what might be done to overcome them.
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Source Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Keyword Nuclear energy, Nuclear power, MIT
Selector Kaisler
Date Of Record Creation 2009-10-13 13:37:51
Education Level
Date Last Modified 2009-10-13 14:19:03
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-10-13 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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