The 1997 conference took up the most timely topic, “Environment and Nuclear Energy,” and was again held in Washington, D.C. It emphasized the impact on environment of the use of energy. Could nuclear energy be a major contributor to an energy source mix that can help to alleviate greenhouse gas emissions and global warming problems? To what extent is it true that the use of nuclear energy in all regions of the world could help to solve pollution problems such as acid rain arising from heavy use of fossil fuels, particularly coal. Do the issues of nuclear waste and a possible nuclear weapons proliferation present scientific, technological, and political challenges? If all these problems inhibit the global use of nuclear energy then, the world is facing an important global issue requiring global solution.
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