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Atoms for Peace an International Journal

Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
ISSN: 1741-640X / 1741-6418


The development of nuclear power in the years following World War II has been nothing less than remarkable. These accomplishments have helped nations deal with a number of challenges, including energy crises and fears about growing dependence on foreign oil, an increased awareness of the problem of global warming, and, more recently, worries over the diversion of nuclear materials to terrorists. These same concerns were shared internationally. A number of countries count on nuclear power to meet a large percentage of their electricity and water requirements, thus contributing to reducing the burden on fossil fuels and their environmental impact. Much of the future growth of nuclear power is earmarked for the developing countries, where economic and population growth challenges are the greatest. The question arises as to what will be the mission of the atom for the next 50 years? The peaceful use of the atom has already been established, and a new theme is needed, recognising that any move forward must continue to incorporate this original goal. Atoms for Peace, as an international journal, stems from the realisation that the world will face unprecedented challenges over the next 50 years to supply clean, sustainable water and electricity to support economic and population growth that will test our available resources. Nuclear energy, as an industry, should take this opportunity to point out the many advancements of nuclear power and other peaceful uses of the atom that have taken place over the past 50 years. Atoms for Peace will use this as an opportunity to highlight the potential role of the atom over the next 50 years.

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