Abstract from Steven P. Kraft:
The short answer is ‘yes!’ Nuclear energy will have a brilliant future in the U.S. if a nuclear industry collaboration with the federal government addresses a critical set of complex, interrelated issues. The partnership will need to be based on a common purpose that transcends the political cycle, and yet also relies on strong, consistent political leadership at all levels.
It is important to implement actions that assure the current fleet of nuclear plants continue to thrive, while further blueprinting a future where nuclear plants will be available and desired. To achieve this, on-going communication with the public will be critical in ensuring broad-based support and understanding of nuclear benefits and objectives.
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