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Specialeeksamen: Ellen Hørlyck Pilgaard Nielsen

Forsøget på at indføre atomkraft i Danmark

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Torsdag 20. januar 2022,  kl. 13:00 - 14:00

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Engelsk resume

Engelsk resumé In this thesis i have studied the debate about nuclear power in Denmark. Central in the Danish debate about whether nuclear energy should be a part of the danish power supply or not are three participants. The first is the electric company Elsam, second is research center Risø and third is the Organisation for education about nuclear power (in Danish OOA). Even though OOA sounds like a politically neutral organisation it was an organisation against nuclear power. Both Elsam and Risø fought in favour of nuclear power while OOA fought against it. Elsam and Risø also fought against each other since Elsam feared that Risø would advocate for a nationalisation of the danish power supply. Risø on the other hand wished more influence on the decisions regarding the first danish nuclear power plant. As a result of all these disagreements the three participants all sought to influence the government to make the political decisions in their favour. In 1976 the Danish Parliament failed to agree on whether or not nuclear power should be allowed in Denmark. The decision was therefore postponed indefinitely until there were specific plans for a Danish nuclear power plant. Elsam handed in some reports in 1984 which indicated that they hoped to build the first nuclear power plant in Denmark soon. The Parliament therefore had to make a final decision about nuclear power. The debate ended in 1985 ended with the Danish Parliament ordering the Danish Government to plan the Danish power supply without nuclear power. In addition to an analysis of the debate regarding nuclear power in Denmark this thesis also contains a description of the Danish atomic research program at Risø focusing on the Danish experimental reactors DR1, DR2 and DR3. In order to understand the aspects of the nuclear power debate in Denmark there are also included an analysis of how a nuclear reactor works and what kind of nuclear reactors there are used around the world to day. Lastly a small debate about the role of nuclear power in the future in Denmark is included. In this debate i conclude that i find it very unlikely that nuclear power will be a part of the Danish power supply in the future.