|There is a
challenge to nuclear energy.
|So – called
known reserves of nuclear fuel would
supply world energy needs for only a few decades with current once through
fuel cycles. Doug Lightfoot reminded us of this yesterday. Detractors
conclude nuclear energy is insignificant to world energy needs.
there are many alternatives to expand nuclear fuel supply . One is to simply
find more and expand the quantity of “known reserves”.
cycles, thorium, the Monju breeder reactor prototype, nuclear energy futures,
hydrogen and water desalination have all been discussed at this symposium. I
take that as evidence the nuclear industry recognizes the challenge and is
ready to take it on.