The economics of nuclear power

The Economics of Nuclear Power examines the reasons behind the huge delays and cost over-runs which are common to nuclear power construction projects, and concerns over safety and reliability of new technology, concluding: that in country after country nuclear construction has gone massively over budget; that long construction periods are symptomatic of a range of problems including managing the construction of increasingly complex reactor designs, and inherent within the ailing nuclear infrastructure; that combined with the huge subsidies required, uncompetitively high prices, poor reliab

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