John Ahearne, Sigma Xi Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Nuclear Energy: Present Technology, Safety, and Future Research Directions
Physics Division Colloquium - 31 May 2002

Does nuclear power have a future? Should the US government care? A brief description of the current and projected contributions of nuclear power and the benefits and drawbacks of this form of energy use. What are the impacts of issues associated with nuclear waste, global warming, and the events of September 11, 2001: Is the Yucca Mountain geological repository essential for nuclear power to continue? Can nuclear power "solve" the global warming problem? Do concerns about terroists fundamentally change the future of nuclear power?

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