Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)
Use of Nuclear Energy in Producing Electricity
Author(s): Ramanjeet Kaur
Abstract: Worldwide electricity consumption will increase substantially in the coming decades, especially in the developing world, accompanying economic growth and social progress. To meet the energy demands and to overcome the problems encountered by the use of fossil fuels, use of nuclear energy for the production of electricity is encouraged. Nuclear reactors are set up in India in Tarapur, Kakrapar, Madras, Kudankulam, Kaiga and Rajasthan. Many new projects have been started for setting up nuclear reactors. The problems faced in nuclear energy development are high costs, safety measures and waste management.