The Need for Liability Constraints in Successful High-Technology Development: A Comparison of the French and U.S. Commercial Nuclear Programs

Daemen, Thomas J. | January 1, 1993

The history of America’s nuclear program is replete with examples of shining brilliance and dismal failure. After examining America’s successes and failures, this Comment reviews the highly structured French development history. The internationalization of nuclear safety is then addressed, as international efforts continue to play a critical role in future nuclear production. Finally, a variety of key recommendations for current and future activity are analyzed.