Friday, March 13, 2009

International status and prospects of nuclear power

source: International Atomic Energy Agency
"This report provides a brief review of the current status of the global use
of nuclear energy, the currently available technology for nuclear power plants
and the supporting fuel cycle. It also provides a review of the prospects for future application of nuclear energy based on information available to the IAEA on the intentions of countries with regard to their application of nuclear energy. The challenges facing existing and future nuclear power countries and some issues that may facilitate the future use of nuclear power are described, followed by descriptions of developments in reactor and fuel cycle technology to meet these challenges."