Will Nuclear Power Survive in New England

by Eugene E. Dallaire, Civil Engineering Magazine, New York, NY 10017,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1981, Vol. 51, Issue 2, Pg. 61-63

Document Type: Feature article


Presently, New England is among those U.S. regions most committed to nuclear power, with one-third of its electric power coming from the atom. The most pressing task is for the region to reduce greatly its dependence on imported oil for generating electricity (oil accounts for 57% of electric generation). Utilities hope that the three nuclear units now under construction in New England will further reduce dependence on oil. However, anti-nuclear groups would like to see this construction stopped and the seven existing nuclear plants phased out. Anti-nuclear groups propose energy conservation, the use of solar and other renewable energy sources, and the importing of hydroelectricity from Canada.

Subject Headings: Nuclear power | New England | United States

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