Nuclear Power's Future

July 29, 1983

Report Outline
State of Industry Today
Concern Over Safety Issue
Regulation Difficulties
Industry's Future Outlook
Special Focus

State of Industry Today

Continuing Problems; Continued Optimism

Not Only IS this not the best of times for the U.S. nuclear power industry, but it may be the beleaguered industry's worst time. Consider what has happened in the last four months:

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in April that individual states have the power to block construction of new nuclear power plants.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in May levied the largest fine in its eight-year history — $850,000 — on a New Jersey nuclear plant operator for neglecting routine maintenance procedures.

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Jan. 28, 2011  Managing Nuclear Waste
Jan. 2007  Nuclear Proliferation
Mar. 10, 2006  Nuclear Energy
Jun. 08, 2001  Nuclear Waste
Jan. 22, 1993  Nuclear Fusion
Feb. 22, 1991  Will Nuclear Power Get Another Chance?
Dec. 05, 1986  Nuclear Reactor Safety
Jul. 29, 1983  Nuclear Power's Future
Dec. 04, 1981  America's Nuclear Waste Backlog
Sep. 12, 1980  Nuclear Fusion Development
Aug. 10, 1979  Determining Radiation Dangers
Dec. 03, 1976  Nuclear Waste Disposal
Aug. 22, 1975  Nuclear Safety
Aug. 04, 1971  Nuclear Power Options
Jun. 10, 1964  Atomic Power Development
Feb. 12, 1958  Radiation Hazards
Feb. 27, 1957  Atomic Power Race
Mar. 29, 1955  Atomic Energy for Industry
Apr. 24, 1946  Control of Atomic Energy
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Nuclear Energy
Renewable Energy Resources and Alternative Fuels