03 Jun '11, 11am

Are We Coming to the End of the Atomic Age?

Are We Coming to the End of the Atomic Age?

Before going mainstream, the general public had to be sold on the idea of nuclear energy. Many people were not convinced that it was safe — that all the engineering skill in the world could not prevent a nuclear reactor from turning into a small-scale atomic bomb. In the 1950s there was an unlimited supply of cheap fossil fuel, and the electric companies did not want to underwrite this expensive, controversial new power source. However experiments went ahead and the first reactor was built which could power four light bulbs. Since then over 400 nuclear power plants have been built, supplying over 20% of the world’s energy needs.

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