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rise and fall of nuclear power

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Events
1973 - Arab oil embargo
1977 - Carter's policy not to reprocess spent fuel
1979 - Three Mile Island accident
1979 - China Syndrome movie release
1986 - Chernobyl accident

FACT: Between 1974 and 1991, more than 200 power plants were canceled about half fossil fuel, half nuclearas demand for electricity dropped after the '73 Arab oil embargo. Plant cancellations were not the result of the TMI accident, as is commonly thought.

SOURCE:Nuclear Energy Institute


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