An apparent dichotomy in public opinion pertaining to the acceptance of future nuclear power in the U.S

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Abstract

Both pro and anti nuclear groups have employed poll results to bolster their majority claims; however, both groups cannot simultaneously be in the majority. The dichotomy is a contentious issue even among nuclear proponents. A realistic and candid assessment of public opinion is necessary for those utilities seeking to build the next generation of nuclear power stations. Within the framework of a nuclear renaissance, the overall conclusion for the U.S., which is not necessarily applicable worldwide, is that the public supports electric power production via nuclear energy, but the average American would prefer (1) that "green" energy sources be selected first, and (2) that new plants not be built "in my backyard.".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociete Francaise d'Energie Nucleaire - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants - ICAPP 2007, "The Nuclear Renaissance at Work"
Pages1074-1083
Number of pages10
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventSociete Francaise d'Energie Nucleaire - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants - ICAPP 2007, "The Nuclear Renaissance at Work" - Nice, France
Duration: May 13 2007May 18 2007

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OtherSociete Francaise d'Energie Nucleaire - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants - ICAPP 2007, "The Nuclear Renaissance at Work"
CountryFrance
CityNice
Period5/13/075/18/07

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Holbert, K. (2008). An apparent dichotomy in public opinion pertaining to the acceptance of future nuclear power in the U.S. In Societe Francaise d'Energie Nucleaire - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants - ICAPP 2007, "The Nuclear Renaissance at Work" (Vol. 2, pp. 1074-1083)