Enthusiasm for nuclear energy has strengthened in recent years. However, while the inherent geopolitical risks of nuclear energy are well established, issues of socioeconomic feasibility and sustainability remain underexplored. At the crux of those issues is that of cost, and more significantly, the issue of hidden costs and risks which has not been given sufficient consideration by many countries. This policy brief provides an overview of the various hidden costs, and outlines recommendations for policymakers of countries which have shown interest in adopting nuclear energy.
East Asia and Asia Pacific / Non-Traditional Security / Policy Reports / Southeast Asia and ASEAN
Last updated on 27/10/2014