OFFSHORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS--SPECTACLE OR SPECTRE

The nuclear power industry is about to moor a chain of barge-mounted nuclear power plants to the sea floor, only a short distance offshore, in the regions of rapidly increasing electrical demand. Buried in the seabed, ultra-high voltage oil-insulated cables will link these offshore power plants to regional power grids. This paper considers the origin of the offshore more, examines the status of the fledgling offshore power industry, determines the legal regime of offshore nuclear power plants and ruminates upon the social cost of this newest hegira.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Included in Marine Affairs Journal., N2 p73-80 Sept 74.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Rhode Island, Kingston

    Department of Marine Affairs
    Kingston, RI  USA  02881
  • Authors:
    • Bookman, C A
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098228
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NOAA-74121305-4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1975 12:00AM