Many of the age-old arguments being used to renounce the nuclear renaissance fail to address the structural changes that have occurred in the industry in the last 20 years.

The increasing interest in nuclear power that is currently being experienced around the world is reflected in a huge increase in media interest. After years of neglect, journalists are at last beginning to cover nuclear issues and plans well beyond the usual negatives everyone has become so familiar with. But behind this rising popular coverage is a much increased interest in what may be described as intellectual circles, typically in university departments,...

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