ABSTRACT

In some developed countries, nuclear power is unpopular. Until this unpopularity can be overcome, nuclear power will not flourish, even if the case for it on other grounds is strong. It has been particularly difficult in many countries to find new sites for nuclear facilities. In addition, some neighbouring countries have fears about nuclear installations. As cases in point, Austria is concerned about the Temelín plant in the Czech Republic and Ireland has objections about Sellafield in the United Kingdom.