Role of the Nuclear Powerplant - Now and in the Future 730707
The current energy crisis in the United States, caused by limitations on existing oil, gas, coal, and hydro resources, will require the construction of many more nuclear powerplants in the future. This paper discusses the operation of one such plant in Rainier, Oregon, and the development of others across the country. Development lead times and siting problems are included. The meeting of future energy needs will require the cooperation of the American people, the utility industry, and government regulatory agencies, all operating within an overall national energy program.