Logan B I, 1988, "An evaluation of the role of Africa in the world nuclear economy" Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 6(3) 335 – 347
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An evaluation of the role of Africa in the world nuclear economy
B I Logan
Received 16 April 1987; in revised form 12 November 1987
Abstract. In this paper the author investigates the present role of Africa in the world nuclear economy. The continent is a major producer of uranium, and a potential site for nuclear waste dumps, but participates only minimally in the actual use of nuclear energy. This role, it is argued, is inimical to efforts for long-term development. Some of the fallacies which perpetuate this role, especially the economic rationality of waste imports, are investigated and there is an elaboration of the need for a policy framework to change the existing conditions under which the region participates in the world nuclear economy. Alternative strategies to effect these changes are evaluated, and a regional approach is considered to be the most realistic.
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