With the nation's need for electricity and want for a cleaner environment increasing, nuclear energy seems to be an effective resource for meeting both those needs. MIT has recently released a paper entitled "The Future of Nuclear Energy" in which they propose the feasibility a large growth of the nuclear industry. However, their growth scenario fails to take into account several regulatory and liability issues that would arise with a large growth in the nuclear industry. Those issues must be understood before the nuclear industry can begin to grow. In this report, we attempt to clarify those issues.
Speer, Christopher, "The Role of Regulatory and Liability Issues Stemming from the MIT Report, Tlte Future of Nuclear Power" (2004). Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experience Program (OURE). 172.