Nuclear Power in Perspective - The Economic Myths of Nuclear Power

Publisher:  c/o Andrew Secord, 268 Saunders Street, Fredericton, N.B.
Year Published:  1981  
Pages:  60pp   Price:  3.00  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX2287

This brief focuses on the economic implications of nuclear power in the framework of the province of New Brunswick'' energy planning.

Abstract:  This brief focuses on the economic implications of nuclear power in the framework of the province of New Brunswick'' energy planning. "While it is generally agreed that nuclear power does involve a safety risk to the public, it is also generally pointed out that this risk must be weighed against the economic benefits".

The brief attempts to demonstrate that the benefits of nuclear power are negligible. When the lost opportunity costs of nuclear power involves a net loss to the economy. "Our energy needs could have been more beneficially met by alternate forms of energy and conservation." This brief is well documented and includes appendices.