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 JWARP  Vol.8 No.9 , August 2016
Nuclear Energy for Sustainable Economic Development
Abstract: The discovery and the application of nuclear energy constitute the most important technological achievement of the past century. However, the development and the exploitation of this technology have been remarkably smaller than foreseeable. An overview of the significant features of the nuclear technology including the comparison with competitive energy sources is made. The “embedded” safety engineering and the pollution are discussed and the main features are mentioned. Indeed, nuclear technology can be applied for the sustainable society development by producing substantial amount of clean water from the ocean. The idea is to build up nuclear power plant sites that produce desalinated water and pump it several tens of kilometers away to form a lake into a desert region. This could help to establish the conditions for an agriculture-based civilization.
Cite this paper: D’Auria, F. and Bousbia Salah, A. (2016) Nuclear Energy for Sustainable Economic Development. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 8, 865-872. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2016.89071.
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