February 19, 2008
Scientists Worry That Not Enough Nuclear Engineers Are Being Trained for a Nuclear-Powered Future
Visions of a rosy nuclear future were on display here this past weekend, as a panel of scientists laid out a research program for a new generation of safer, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly nuclear reactors. At the same time, there are concern that universities had not trained enough nuclear engineers to operate the proposed plants.
"A little bit of uranium goes a long way," said Jacques Bouchard, chairman of the Generation IV International Forum, a consortium