Thomas Neff, a research affiliate at MIT's Center for International Studies writes "..shortage of uranium and of processing facilities worldwide leaves a gap between the potential increase in demand for nuclear energy and the ability to supply fuel for it' 8
The support of nuclear power by government results from special pleading lobbying by the industry.
The adoption of nuclear power is favoured by the government but in a referendum would be rejected by citizens as being too dangerous and too expensive. A major reason that government favours this form seems to be due to vast amounts of money and effort being put into lobbying by the power companies. Their profits are huge so they have the funds for lobbying whereas the NGOs and citizens at large who are against nuclear power and have overwhelming arguments do not make the same impact because they lack the funds for effective lobbying.
This is one tendency which we are trying to help counter by this article!
1 " Nuclear power 'gets little public support worldwide' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15864806
2. Charles Perrow, "Normal Accidents', Basic Books, 1984.3. Article " Nuclear power and nuclear weapons are two sides of the same coin' - article republished from Chain Reaction #115, August 2012 by Jim Green - the national nuclear campaigner with Friends of the Earth, Australia.
4. click here5. click here A report by The Independent's Technology Correspondent, Robert Uhlig, Published: 12:01AM BST 11 Oct 2001) was headed Passenger jet hit on Sellafield 'would dwarf Chernobyl fall-out'
6.' Nuclear Power - Costly and Dangerous' By Peter A. Bradford, an adjunct professor at the Vermont Law School and former commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
7. click here