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How Can Nuclear Science Promote Sustainable Development?

By Erik Rancatore

Earth Day 2014 provides an opportunity to look at what nuclear science and technology has done to establish sustainable development by improving health and the quality of life. We have seen this demonstrated through varied applications such as nuclear medicine, food preservation and safety, industrial materials and processes, basic scientific research, environmental studies, and the generation of electrical power with minimal environmental impact.

It has been defined that sustainable development must meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. This concept is expanded in the stated principles of the Rio Declaration. …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green