Nuclear power and the public

  title={Nuclear power and the public},
  author={M. Ramana},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  pages={43 - 51}
  • M. Ramana
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Opinion polls show that public support for nuclear power has declined since the Fukushima crisis began, not only in Japan but also in other nations around the world. People oppose nuclear power for a variety of reasons, but the predominant concern is the perception that it is a risky technology. Some communities that are closely associated with it even suffer from stigmatization. The nuclear industry has tried a variety of strategies to break down public resistance to nuclear power—including… Expand
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