Some Security Implications of Growing Electricity Demand for the Use of Nuclear Power in East Asia
It gives me particular pleasure to contribute this modest essay to Charles Townes’ 80th birthday Festschrift. I am not the one best qualified to expound on the excellence of his scientific work over a career spanning at least six decades. Over the three and more decades that I have known Charlie, he has been a model to me of what serious, mature, effective science statesmanship should be. From chairing seminars at which all sides of the then-contentious Cold War issues could be presented, to chairing Department of Defense studies on equally contentious issues in a very different context, his leadership has introduced insight, balance and rationality into situations where those qualities were direly needed and not often present in sufficient supply. It has always been a privilege to work with him. I wish him well in his 80th year and, I hope, many more.
KeywordsInternational Atomic Energy Agency Fuel Cycle Spend Fuel Uranium Fuel Security Implication
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