Canadian Nuclear Energy Policy: Changing Ideas, by G. Bruce Doern, Arslan Dorman, Robert W. Morrison

By G. Bruce Doern, Arslan Dorman, Robert W. Morrison

What affects have replaced Canadian nuclear coverage over the last two decades? what is going to be the long run problems with selection and alter? concentrating on the government, yet with distinctive awareness given to key adjustments in Ontario - Canada's major nuclear province - the analytical middle of this booklet identifies 5 key nuclear power offerings and demanding situations that face the government and different Canadian coverage makers: who's answerable for nuclear R&D and waste administration? What versions of legislation will govern nuclear energy's destiny? What are Canada's clients for, and commitments surrounding, the selling of CANDU reactors in another country? Is a renewed Federal-Ontario nuclear partnership most probably? Can there be stated to be a starting to be belief point among the Canadian public and the associations that govern nuclear strength in Canada, and out of the country?

Linking alterations in Canada with broader comparative swap within the usa, uk and Germany, besides international locations reminiscent of South Korea and China, that have bought CANDU reactors from Canada, the author's finish that Canada's nuclear destiny is one among precarious chance and federal nuclear coverage needs to learn how to come to phrases with a much wider variety of concerns and actors than ever before.

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