Date

2019 12:00 AM

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Department

Mechanical Engineering

College

Engineering

Project Advisor

Gregory Maxwell

Description

When constructing a nuclear power plant, public opinion can be an important factor in determining its success. The plant operator should do significant research into the surrounding community, how they will respond, how to ease their concerns, and how to best serve the community to provide cheap and reliable power. This research aims to analyze support of nuclear power by demographics to aid in predicting the sustentation of the nuclear effort by the public in distinctive regions. Furthermore, the potential causes of nuclear outrage are discussed to analyze why the public feels as they do in an attempt to facilitate empathy and communication between the nuclear engineers and the public.

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Public Perception of Nuclear Power

When constructing a nuclear power plant, public opinion can be an important factor in determining its success. The plant operator should do significant research into the surrounding community, how they will respond, how to ease their concerns, and how to best serve the community to provide cheap and reliable power. This research aims to analyze support of nuclear power by demographics to aid in predicting the sustentation of the nuclear effort by the public in distinctive regions. Furthermore, the potential causes of nuclear outrage are discussed to analyze why the public feels as they do in an attempt to facilitate empathy and communication between the nuclear engineers and the public.