Chapter 15 Following my lectures on nuclear power, I normally get several questions. I
shall address a representative sample of them here.
/ QUESTIONS AND
|Q. I understand that we have too many plants for generating electricity.
Why, then, should we build more?|
|A. In the early 1980s, we had too many, but that has changed. From
1982-1989, U.S. electricity consumption increased by 30%. Some sections of the nation are already experiencing blackouts and brownouts,
and the frequency of these will increase if our consumption continues
Insufficient electric power can stunt economic growth, and that can
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Book title: The Nuclear Energy Option:An Alternative for the 90's.
Contributors: Bernard L. Cohen - Author.
Publisher: Plenum Press.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1990.
Page number: 273.
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