AUTHORTaylor, Theodore B.
TITLEA Ban on Nuclear Technologies
PERIODICAL TITLETechnology Review
DATE PUBLISHED1995
VOLUME NUMBER98
ISSUE NUMBER6
PAGE NUMBERS76-77
ISSN1099-274X


This article suggests that nuclear energy should not be used ever, anywhere. The author’s main reason for a ban on nuclear technologies is the potential for creation of nuclear weapons. The information necessary to build a crude nuclear weapon is readily available, lacking only access to materials which are available in countries with nuclear power plants. Also, the author claims that nuclear power plants, if bombed or sabotaged, can be turned into nuclear weapons. He states that “the connection between nuclear weapons and nuclear power is so strong that all technologies for releasing energy from fission chain reactions should be rapidly phased out” (p. 76). He suggests that in lieu of nuclear power or atmosphere-damaging fossil fuels, the world should look to energy conservation and renewable forms of energy. The author is a former Los Alamos physicist who worked on nuclear weapons and nuclear reactor design; his view is interesting because he condemns that which he devoted his career to creating.


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