ERIC Number: EJ1168981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
If Nuclear Energy Is the Answer, Why Doesn't Everyone Agree?
Roberts, J. W.
Physics Education, v53 n2 Article 024003 Mar 2018
Nuclear energy produces low carbon, safe and reliable electricity so is it now time for the UK to invest in this proven technology or are the misplaced perceptions regarding its safety, cost and the quantities of radioactive waste produced causing us to overlook nuclear as a major component of our electricity mix? This paper discusses these issues and whether the negative opinion of nuclear energy which could hold back it's wider development in the UK, is justified in the 21st century. For the safe, secure and economic future of electricity can we afford to ignore the positive contributions nuclear energy can make any longer?
Descriptors: Nuclear Energy, Power Technology, Science and Society, Public Opinion, Cost Effectiveness, Safety, Physics, Pollution, Secondary School Science, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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