Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 2003


Dundar Kocaoglu

Course Title

Management of Engineering and Technology

Course Number

EMGT 520/620



This paper looks at nuclear technology and its role to meet the increased energy demand. Nuclear energy is one of the alternative anergies to generate electricity. Current fossil fuels have a negative impact on the environment from of CO2, which is the leading cause of global warming. On the other hand, nuclear technology is worth considering for global energy needs of the future. Nuclear technology is not only of benefit relative to clean energy, but it also has many benefits in medicine, food and outer space. However, nuclear technology still has some issues that are of concern, namely the environmental impact of waste disposal and the public perception of leaking radioactivity from nuclear power plants. In this report we will show how the US and Japanese governments manage their nuclear programs and what kind of strategies and policies these countries have developed for their nuclear programs. This report also includes background information on: 1) nuclear technology; 2) future opportunities of nuclear technology; 3) critical issues and driving factors of nuclear technology; and 4) radioactive waste management process.


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