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Nuclear Energy Basic Principles

English STI/PUB/1374 978-92-0-112608-5
11 10.00 2008

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This publication describes the rationale and vision for the peaceful use of nuclear energy. It identifies the basic principles that nuclear energy systems must satisfy to fulfil their promise of meeting growing global energy demands, specifically: efficient operation, a high level of safety, economic competitiveness, proliferation resistance, efficient resource utilization, sustainability and low environmental impact.

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