Floating Nuclear

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Researchers have presented a paper on the concept of floating nuclear power stations, the results of which are outlined in a recent article in The Economist entitled, "All at Sea." In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill outlines both the article and the proposal, explains some of the usual assumptions about the ocean which the proposal contains, and cautions us to proceed with care as this new technology means much would be at stake for safety and health--not only of human life, but of the natural systems on which we all depend.


Peter Neill, host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio is a weekly series of 5-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide. Contact us for more information or to become a broadcast affiliate.

Resource from this Episode:
The Economist, "All at Sea".

Image: The future of nuclear power? All at sea.
Credit: Jake Jurewicz/MIT-NSE