oa Discourse - Why nuclear power?

Volume 33 Number 1
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Extracted from text ... Many citizens have experienced the effect of electricity blackouts insome of South Africa's metropolitan areas during the last year.According to the spokespeople, these blackouts were mostly attributedto the unreliability of ageing equipment. Fortunately these problems were relatively simple to resolve. Consumers may start to experienceblackouts due to a much more fundamental problem though.According to certain forecasts, electricity demand will outstrip thesupply of electricity from as early as 2007 as illustrated in figure 1.

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