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Scientists' attitudes towards nuclear energy

A large-scale survey of American scientists reveals strong support for continued nuclear energy development. Most regard thermal fission as one of the few resources capable of contributing significantly to our short-term energy needs and rate the risks as acceptable. They are critical of the performance of government and the public and they would prefer that public interest groups, the news media, and the general public exert less influence over nuclear energy policy.

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Lichter, S., Rothman, S. Scientists' attitudes towards nuclear energy. Nature 305, 91–94 (1983).

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